"The potter sets the clay where he will. Repent of wishing to be something other than what God made you to be. Male, female, rich, poor, black, or white; don't ever want to be anything different because God, the potter, chose how the clay was going to be formed, and you are wonderfully and beautifully made. You do not have the prerogative to make such wishes because it assumes you know what is better for you than your creator, the potter. Your journey is to find out what God wants you to do with you as His clay and to realize that you are greatly valued. God never creates objects that have no value.
The potter can set you where He wants to set you. He can allow circumstances to happen in your life or prevent them. It makes no difference, you are his vessel for honor or dishonor. Get out of your mind the thought that greatness deals with the size of a ministry. Greatness deals with the ability that God gives you to handle trouble. Do not reproach His nature in your assessment of what you have gone through. Greatness does not consist in reducing others to your service, but reducing yourself to theirs." - Wellington Boone, Breaking Through