You are the potter, I am the clay.

I let the bitterness in again. It’s like people have a magnifying glass out ready to find my every flaw. Why do I let one bad thing try to mess with my whole day? Why do I dwell on these things? Eleanor Roosevelt said: “no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” (I know because they told me so on The Princess Diaries!) Way too often I give people the consent to make me feel inferior or inadequate like I will never be good enough. I’ve heard it said 100 times: “you accept the love you think you deserve.” While that is true with others, I am so thankful that is not the case with you, Lord. You love me anyways.

“Change my heart oh God,
Make it ever true.
Change my heart oh God,
May I be like You.

You are the potter,
I am the clay,
Mold me and make me,
This is what I pray.”

My daddy taught me that we don’t try, we do. (See? I’m telling you, that man is full of cliches!) So, I am doing it. Lord, I am surrendering it all to you. I am giving it all to you. I let others move me when I should be letting you move me. I know that I am a work in progress. I know you aren’t done with me yet. Lord, I know you are working on my heart. This is not the finish line. I know I still have a lot to work on.

So, for my prayer today, I pray that you mold me in your image. I pray that you cut away the excess and use the good. I pray that you have patience with me. I pray that while I make mistakes, I learn from them. I pray that you see the good in me. Lord, keep preparing me to use for your glory. Keep reminding me that it is for your glory, not mine. Keep reminding me that your plan is much bigger than mine. Thank you for giving me a daddy to teach me these things and how to have a relationship with my Heavenly Father. Thank you for giving me wonderful friends that push me closer to you. Thank you for loving me even when I don’t deserve it. And as always I pray for my family and sorority sisters. I pray for my university. I pray for guidance for our government, church, and school leaders. I pray for protection for our troops. I pray for all of those that need you now and for those that haven’t met you yet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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