I was reading in Romans the other night and came across this verse: Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use? Romans 9:21
It got me to thinking how I was probably made for common use. I'm not doing anything more than the next woman. I'm a wife, a mom, a daughter, a friend, a teacher....all pretty common things. When I hear about someone doing something that I and others consider to be more noble than what we common people are doing, I can feel rather down on myself.
That's where the "I get to" thoughts come into play for me. I am reminded to look at my blessings, which may seem ordinary to me, but they would mean the world to someone else. With so many marriages crumbling, I've been married for 19 years to a hard working, wonderful man. I have children; both of my parents are still living (in their 80's); I have lots of friends to have fun with and to lean on; and I really enjoy my job.
Even though I feel common, I have a feeling that I'm noble in God's eyes just because I'm His child. Hopefully, most things I do in my common life will result in noble purposes. My nobleness may not be revealed until after I go home to Him, but that's okay because that is how He molded my life.
Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8
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