There is a difference between making and molding. You can make someone happy, you can make a sandwich, you can make someone annoyed, etc. But, you cannot make someone a servant. You cannot make someone humble. You cannot make someone like you. You can’t magically change them. That’s just how it works.
Just like you can’t make someone do anything you want, God can’t make you worship. God cannot make or force you to bless your church. But, He can mold you into what He wants you to be, if you give up the things that He doesn’t want you to be.
“But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”
Isaiah 64:8 KJV
Have you ever seen those clay videos on Instagram where people hold hands in a jar and they have to stand there while they pour the clay? And then they have to stay there while it dries. A lot of waiting, huh? They made them stay there because it’s what it took to have the final mold. They probably got impatient, but it’s what it took to get what they were waiting for.
“But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”
Job 23:10 KJV
God won’t make you do anything. But, He will keep you in a place sometimes to mold you into the humble servant He called you to be. To mold you for your future. People can make you change your mind about your calling. By influencing you. It’s a daily battle. You can choose who you want to fight. Are you going to be with the molder? Or with the maker? That’s up to you. But, God has promised something, and all He’s asking is that you wait and be still so He can mold you, in order to be ready for what He has made for you!