“Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'The potter has no hands'?
Isaiah 45:9 NIV
What are you making?
Don't we all wonder this? Don't we want to know what God has in store for us? Don't we want to know what those plans to prosper us consist of? (Jeremiah 29:11)
In essence, we are saying "God, what are you making? What are you making of my future?". But in this text, we see God expressing His thoughts about our questions of the future. He compared it to a pot questioning the potter, which is of course preposterous.
When we persistently question God about our future, it reveals our level of trust in Him. If God is good, then His plans for us are also good. And if we trust Him and His plan, then we shouldn't have to ask God "what are you making?"
If a world-renowned culinary chef told you they were making you breakfast in the morning, would you pelt him with questions about what's on the menu? I would think you'd be thankful for the upcoming feast. That you'd be expected and excited. But you would likely be content with not knowing what the chef was going to prepare. Simply because you'd trust that the meal would be scrumptious, regardless of what that meal may or may not be.
Likewise, if we trust God, we shouldn't be anxious to know what our future holds. We can simply be excited and expected because the Master of the Universe has orchestrated our future. Questions about what God is doing illustrates an inability to relinquish full trust in Him.
My dear reader, stop questioning and start trusting. Know that your future is secure and will unfold exactly as it is meant to if we stay in alignment with God. If you are going to be persistent in anything, don't be persistent in your questions, but be persistent in your prayers.
Luke 18: 1-8 mentions being persistent in prayer and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us to pray without ceasing. So, whenever you get that itch to ask, "God, what are you making?" opt to pray instead and say, "God, I trust that whatever you are making, it will be for my good and your glory."
That's all I have for you today. I know this message was for me, perhaps it is for you too. May our trust in our Maker, God the Father and Jesus Christ, His Son, be strong. Have a wonderful day and week! If it's the Lord's will, I'll see you next week.
Quin Arrington is a Christian Writer and Author with books available on Amazon at www.amazon.com/author/quinarrington