By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: Responding to God’s Call
Text: Romans 9: 20-21
No, don’t say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, “Why have you made me like this?” When a potter makes jars out of clay, doesn’t he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar for decoration and another to throw garbage into?
Subjectively, it is fair that God decides what He wants each one of us to do. Imagining what chaos and unnecessary competition there would be if the otherwise was the case, I think this assertion is okay.
God has His counsel and has drawn out achievable plans to execute them. In the execution of his counsel, we have a massive part to play in it. It does not please God that His creation suffers; after all, it pleased Him when he saw that all the things He had created were good. So if it took the disobedience of man to bring about this chaos in our world today, the God is looking for men who are obedient enough to be used to bring solutions to this mess. It is interesting to note that God always sends a man(or woman) in response to the cries (prayers) of His people.
Your assignment is not defined by any man, that is God’s responsibility. All we need to do is to be obedient to His call. You don’t choose what God should make you, you do as God wants you to do. Like a clay, picked by a potter can be used to make a jar for decoration and the other for garbage, so God has the option of assigning us to any task in His plan for the creation.
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