It’s Already Within You

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

– 1 Peter 5:8-9

There are many things that happen to us in our lifetime that are out of our control. But here’s something you can control: You can control who you become. This is how you improve your life. As I mentioned yesterday, it’s more important and advantageous for you to focus on who God calls you to be than to focus on your problems. You can become anything that the Lord says you can become. In order to do this, however, you should have a vision for it and be willing to embrace it! With faith in God, you must see it in your mind’s eye before you see it in reality. It is necessary for you to believe in it before you can actually touch it.

There is a famous quote by Michelangelo, the famous Italian artist. He said, “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” He would just see this huge block of stone and begin to envision the many sculptures embedded within it and bring them to life. 

Friend, it’s already within you! God’s vision for you is already “set in stone” so to speak! Become all you were meant to be by removing the obstacles around you. The process of learning and creating can be difficult, arduous, and most of all, boring. It’s the boredom that’s the most challenging. When there are so many interesting things to do, going over the same thing repeatedly is boring. But it’s a necessity! Whether you’re practicing sheet music, crafting a sermon, or learning a new skill, stay the course. It’s God’s desire for you to remain focused and bring excellence to whatever you are called to do.


Father, help me to focus my attention on what I am called to do.


What are your strategies for removing and overcoming obstacles?

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