"A potter cannot effectively shape a vessel that is not moving...that is not spinning around and around and around."
I almost shut this page down. UNDER CONSTRUCTION would have been all you saw when you visited www.tiffanytrawick.com.
I haven’t been as consistent as I would like to be with my writing. Talking about this with my Anthony yesterday I had to be big enough to own up…realizing the only reason for this is my lack of prioritization, but I wanted to take a break. Planning a wedding, honeymoon and buying a house for the first time is a lot to think about, but that doesn’t mean I get to slack on my responsibilites.
What has God called you to do?
And so a moment ago I logged into my blog ready to call it quits (temporarily) but I noticed that I had 5 unread comments from my last post Finding Direction. The genuine feedback about my writing touched my heart in a way that reminded me that God has called me to do this work.
I’ve got to be honest. Like I said in a couple of my very first posts…I have no idea what I’m doing. I don’t really know how I want to market my blog or if I like my new logo. I don’t know if my newsletters are effective or if it’s a good idea to have a theme. These thoughts sometimes make it easier to say…you know what…NEVERMIND the whole thing!
But I can’t stop.
God is constantly putting new ideas into my heart for my blog and my writing. And it’s still very appropriate to consider this an UNDER CONSTRUCTION time period. But not just for my website. I’m realizing that I am under construction too, at all times because I am never perfect and God is always working with me, always molding me, always fixing me and making me better.
“Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8
You know what’s interesting about this simile? A potter cannot effectively shape a vessel that is not moving…that is not spinning around and around and around.
I guess that’s how life feels sometimes…like you’re in a whirlwind, spinning, twisting. God is molding you and you have to keep moving. He is holding you..just don’t stop.
As a writer, God has allowed me to be the potter of my own creations, and as my projects (including this website) continue to evolve I promise I will continue to write. Thank you so much for your readership and support. It’s so crucially important to me.
I pray that this post blesses you as much as it blessed me.