You’re The Potter Lord And I’m The Clay

A good hunter knows how to lay a trap that his prey is lured into.

Comparing ourselves to others is a trap. Don’t be lured in.

It bears the fruits of either pride or condemnation. Neither is God’s heart for us.

Comparing ourselves to others has its roots in legalism which has the same fruits – self righteousness or condemnation.

So what do we do? Surrender and accept who we are. That’s tough but it’s the first step towards giving the Lord access to change us.

The change begins with surrender… Lord let me be what you want me to be. You’re the potter Lord and I’m the clay.

Without this surrender we’re still in the trap… comparing ourselves to who we would like to be. There’s no freedom in that.

Are you dissatisfied with yourself?
Surrender your life Jesus – He’ll know what to do.


2 Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.


Isaiah 64:8
But now, O Lord,
You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.


Isaiah 29:16
Surely you have things turned around!
Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay;
For shall the thing made say of him who made it,
“He did not make me”?
Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it,
“He has no understanding”?


  • Mark Saunders

What Are You Other Than A Servant Of The Lord?

“Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.”

Isaiah 10:15 (KJV)
axe in wood

‬What are you other than a servant of the Lord? What have you other than that which He has given you? Can you indeed say anything in your life is not that which God has ordained?

It is foolishness to think than you are the successor of God’s work. You are His tool and implement, designed by Him for His use. No tool can boast in itself and put itself to the task it was designed for. Only God can wield that which He ordained for the task!

Nothing you have is your own; all is for the glory of God! Your talent, your wealth, and your blessings are utter vanity/meaninglessness if not put under subjection to God’s will.

Take stock of what the LORD has given unto you and consider how you are using it to glorify Him. Glorify God with what He has given! Do it now, for the LORD gives and He takes away!

  • Jonathan G Ettrick