Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Clay Pot

Yet we who have this spiritual treasure are like common clay pots, in order to show that the supreme power belongs to God, not to us. (2 Corinthians 4:8-13 GNT)

Most of my insecurities as a writer stem from feeling ordinary. I don't think of myself as someone special and therefore, my writing can't be anything exceptional.

It's hard to make writing a priority with little confidence in the ability to write.

Thankfully, tonight during our 1st Writes meeting I gained a ton of confidence when I realized that I am not special.

Yep, on my own I am a boring old clay pot.

Except, I'm not on my own – God’s light shines in my heart. His light transforms me. I'm not a simple clay pot, I'm the bearer of 'spiritual treasure'.

I can post these words with confidence because I believe God wants me to share them.

Thank you, Pam for tonight's enlightening session.


  1. Love it. I never see myself as a writer but I will tell you this, it IS possible to make writing a priority with little confidence in our ability as long as we keep the confidence in the correct ability--HIS. It's all His ability. His ability is His gift. My ability would be a talent. I rather be gifted in writing or any service vs. talented. :) Hope this makes sense to you. I am still learning tons on this...and what a price.


  2. Love the picture and the scripture, Brianna--wish I had thought of that Scripture for the 1st Writes lesson tonight--it's perfect. It really is freeing to discover that our writing depends on God's "special-ness", not ours.

  3. This changes everything and illuminates God who shines through us as we create art. Letting go of the ego is a wonderful freedom... :) I love this admirable, humble realization.

  4. I love that "I can post these with confidence"! Awesome!

    I guess that was a good scripture for you. :0)