God is shaping me. Have you ever worked with clay? It takes time to shape it into what you imagined. You have to apply pressure, you have to stretch it, and you have to make adjustments. In some cases, you have to flatten it out and start over!
I'm so thankful to be a work in progress - for if I were complete, what would be the point in living? Today I will accept criticism, I will appreciate the moments of pressure, and I will allow God to shape me into a better person.
"But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over."
"God, as you continue to shape me, I pray that you would grant me the willingness to accept difficulty. I pray that no matter what happens today, you would protect my sobriety and guard my heart. Thank you so much for starting over on me. Hopefully we can get it right this time. Amen."