Now is not the hour to be discouraged, but encouraged. Get out of the mindsets of your own expectations of success and triumph. Do not look to your own understanding in what I am doing in this hour. Remember that you are only seeing a part of the picture.
You are rushing things instead of allowing yourself to take it one step at a time. You are not allowing yourself to grow and develop so that you can be fully equipped for where I am taking you.
Look through My eyes and see what I see. I see My children who are taking each day and placing one foot in front of the other and moving further and further from the old man that they use to be. I am seeing My children beginning to see that their way is not working and finally yielding to the guidance of My Holy Spirit. I am seeing change.
I am seeing new freedom take place as each opportunity is presenting itself. I am seeing the realization of the truth penetrating the lies of the enemy. I am seeing the door in front of you becoming unlocked and what you are about to walk into. But you must drop your judgmental attitude even towards yourself.
I am seeing you become more and more like the vessel I have called you to be. Do not stop now. Do not quit. Do not look at your mistakes as failures but as character builders. Look at them as air bubbles that are surfacing that would cause you to crack and break later on if they are not dealt with now.
If a piece of clay is put in the fire too soon and the vessel can crack, break, and cause it to not be as effective as it would have been if the wait and molding took longer. If you take a piece of clay that has been molded and put in the fire and taken out too soon, complete destruction can take place because the clay did not finish the baking process.
I want you to see that there is order in what I am doing and I do not want you to stop in the process but embrace the process. Enjoy being a masterpiece that I am creating and being built for your purpose in Me. Allow Me to mold you in My love and bring your character into maturity. Then when the vessel is ready, I will use and all will see My masterpiece as complete and full of Me.
Jeremiah 18:1-6 (KJV)
1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.