The story that inspired this image…
Do you recall the vivid imagination you had as a child? Wonderment was everywhere and pleasure was found in the simplest of things. Yet, somewhere along the way, we lost our natural instinct of doing what we liked to do and fell into the trap of doing what we needed to do. Over time, we designed our lives only to have our designs consume us.
Throughout the Bible, God offers a delightful alternative, “For I know the plans I have for you and they are good plans of hope and a future.” Yet, why would we believe that the God who created every sunrise and sunset would know what to do with us? So, we never ask. And therein lies our struggle. Our rigid plans can lead us to resist God’s shaping the “clay” of our lives.
Jesus wants us to surrender to “what we think we desire for our lives” and let Him mold us into the greatness He desires; a life so wonderful we could never conceive it on our own.