The Creator, The Created & The Struggle In Between
by Peter Conlin
In the face of observers and analysts who observe and comment with limited amounts of understanding and finite vision, the creator presses own, knowing that whatever the result of the “project”, he has poured his heart and soul, time and resources into pursuing the excellence for which the “project” will be known for. This is the hope and dream and striving for which the artist has worked.
Isaiah 29:16 from the Douay-Rheims Bible
- This thought of yours is perverse: as if the clay should think against the potter, and the work should say to the maker thereof: Thou madest me not: or the thing framed should say to him that fashioned it: Thou understandest not.
- How foolish can you be? He is the Potter, and he is certainly greater than you, the clay! Should the created thing say of the one who made it, “He didn’t make me”? Does a jar ever say, “The potter who made me is stupid”?
- No, don’t say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, “Why have you made me like this?”
Made in the image of God, the ultimate Creator, do not let observers and commentators in your life discourage you from the plans and purposes for which God has created you. Neither your faults and failures, nor your strengths and successes have outweighed the potential that God is confident in you to accomplish what for which you were created.
Whatever the struggle that lies in between, continue on in the “project”, knowing that simply because outsiders can’t see the vision, that the existence of the vision is false. God is truth and He has poured every into you. Stay true to His vision, not your own or that of the naysayers.