I was just talking to a sister about how much we still think we need to grow in various ways. It’s always a bitter sweet thing because we want to be able to be all these things (spiritually mature, patient, responsible, etc.) but we often forget that the steps getting there are important too. We see the sins that we do today, the mess ups of yesterday, and we forget that God is continually renewing us, and growing us day by day. Yea, we might not look like much on the outside all the time (clay isn’t always super pretty, though it can be kinda nice sometimes …) but on the inside we are treasure. I think that speaks volumes about how God perceives us, and gives us all the more reason to trust him in what he has planned for us. We are but clay in the potter’s hands.
“So we do not lose hear. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16