Many of us have probably heard the metaphor of our lives being like blocks of stone or marble, and God is the sculptor turning our lives into His masterpieces.
It’s a beautiful and fitting metaphor for us. God has a plan. He uses the slightest changes to fulfill His vision. He can see what the blocks could become, He can see the big picture. As the blocks of stone, we can only see where we’ve been, and even that is hard to put into perspective.
Using this metaphor, the irony is that we as the sculptures are often dissatisfied with the directions the Sculptor is taking. We complain that it’s all wrong, that our plans are better. Or, that we can improve God’s plans, and we don’t need the Sculptor to turn our own lives into masterpieces.
How wrong we are. God isn’t the one who needs us. In fact, it’s the other way around — we need Him. He doesn’t need our help, He could do it all on His own. But, (and this is a big “but” here), God wants our help. He wants to work with us, to be a part of our lives, and for us to be a part of His.
God desires a relationship with us, and it takes trust...a lot of it. We can only see a fraction of a fraction of the big picture. We can’t see where His works of art are going. But, we can trust in God and His power to create all things for His glory.