Who Are You?
by Randy Chambers, 2014-10-03
Romans 9:20-21, NIV: But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?' "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?
The calling of God is on each of us, right? He indeed has a purpose for each individual; and He has a purpose for us as a group. Many of us would like to better understand that purpose, and how we are meant to fit into the church. Yet, in the quest to understand our purpose and place, and in determination to function as God intended, we sometimes question God. “Who am I?” we ask. Sure, we mean no disrespect to Him. We are not implying that the Potter has made a mistake in how He has fashioned the vessel. And yet, we may see ourselves of no importance, and as someone with so little to offer. “Who am I that You would use me?” we continue, “I am nobody.” But who we are is of no consequence. What matters is that we recognize who God is, and that we trust that He is able to accomplish through us anything He desires. The question is not, “Who am I?” but, “Who are You?” The answer is: He is the one Who has fashioned you for His purposes, and you are simply to surrender your all, even your understanding of things, completely and fully to Him.