Romans 9:20-24 (NLT)
20 No, don’t say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 When a potter makes jars out of clay, doesn’t he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar for decoration and another to throw garbage into? 22 In the same way, even though God has the right to show his anger and his power, he is very patient with those on whom his anger falls, who are destined for destruction. 23 He does this to make the riches of his glory shine even brighter on those to whom he shows mercy, who were prepared in advance for glory. 24 And we are among those whom he selected, both from the Jews and from the Gentiles.

The apostle is pointing out we were the ones created by God; God therefore has the right to do with each of us as He pleases. Any creator makes the object of their trade and then chooses whether to keep it, change it or discard it. Paul is saying we have it backwards when we try to argue with God about our lives.

Have you ever taken time to look through all the various clay pots at a pottery shop? There are short pots, tall pots, skinny pots, and wide pots, each of them serving a specific function. Some pots are created with indoor plants in mind, while others are made to standup under the stresses of the outdoors. There are even specialty pots for herbs, tropical plants, and window casement flowers. As unique and different as they are, our creator made each of us very unique and designed each of us for a specific purpose in life. Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 2:4, “Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.” Paul goes on to tell us in Romans 14:17-18, “For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.” Even Christ said he had a purpose He was called to, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” So our faith in Christ gives us a rich and satisfying life, which leads to living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit just as God intended. Pray Christ would fulfill His purpose in you. Pray that you would live out a life pleasing to God.