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The Potter

The Great Potter

Things have changed over the years. People around me, always growing up, yet sometimes maturity might not come with their age. I know sometimes for me I have felt different. Maybe just because I knew something that everyone just might not know or want to admit. Realizing how precious God's Grace and the gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ really is. Not to say it has always been easy. But knowing there is someone greater, whom I may sometimes refer to as Father God, is in charge over me. I was raised in a Christian home. My parents were always trying to teach me about living a Christ-like life. As I grew older only realizing how much tension surrounded my family. Many issues resided within not just my own, but my extended family. It never made it easier. There was always some bill to pay, but then again, Mom wasn't that great with money. But the Lord always provided us with a loving church family, Food and Shelter. Growing up in a community of the LDS church wasn't that encouraging either. But I bear testimony that the Lord almighty provided outlets for me to cry to when my family fell apart, and when I felt so much weight upon my shoulders. I can honestly say if it wasn't for the fellow brothers and sisters Father God worked through, whether at youth group or summer camp at Intermountain Christian Camp in Fairfield, Idaho, I may have turned out a totally different person. The Lord opened my eyes to greater things around me during those times. Worrying about clothes, friends and music wasn't that big of an issue with me. What was an issue was depending on my Heavenly Father for things because my family here on earth whom just like me, have fallen short of his Glory. The Lord's love is apparent throughout my entire life. In Eleventh grade I had an English teacher who once said, "I hear things here and there about things in your past with your family and so on. How in the world did you manage to turn out such a good kid?". Not to say that I was perfect, I wonder myself. I think back on the times when we didn't have electricity, no money for dinner and my brother and myself went to mow lawns for money to get food for that night. But then I think, my past is not to be an excuse for my future. Especially considering it not only may mess up my life, but also have ripple affects to those around me. My parents divorced when I was 14, but long before that I had a huge responsibility - my brother and sisters. I know they depended on me big time, and to this day still do. But it used to be different. I took on the role of a parent at times, something that has affected me deeply. I grew up too fast. Yeah I know sometimes, as the big sister you have more responsibility, but there is such a thing as too much. I wouldn't trade any of it for the world, because like it says, Father God is the Potter and I am the Clay.

Be strong and Take heart,
all you who hope in the Lord.
~Psalm 31:24