Job 5:17 “Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
Have you watched a potter at work?
With patience, he smoothens every bump and ding, to produce vessels fit for everyday use.
But, when a vessel is required for royal use, the potter will spend days on end to fashion a vessel so perfect that the king will be impressed.
Similarly, our Heavenly Father works on us tirelessly to correct our mistakes and transform us into something extraordinary.
Today, if you feel like you’re being hammered and chiselled, know that God is at work. As long as you are in union with Him, you can rest assured that something extraordinary is in the making.
Abraham was an idol maker in the land of Ur. As he chiselled idols for his community, God was busy sharpening His tools to chisel Abraham into someone extraordinary.
But, it would have been impossible if he had despised God’s correction.
The Bible tells us that Abraham was so open to correction that he left his profession, his family and even his country to follow the living God.
Abraham lived a happy life! In fact, he was so happy when his son was miraculously conceived at the age of 100 that he named him Isaac, which means laughter.
The Lord doesn’t need anything more than a heart that is open to correction, to create diamonds out of dust!