Potter - a Christian perspective
Before we complain that God isn't treating us fairly, we should ask ourselves: since God created us, doesn't He have the right to mold and shape us as He sees fit, even if it seems unfair from our perspective?
Potter in the Bible: Isaiah 64:8
This reference to God as a potter reminds us that not only did God create us, but he continues to fashion and mold us in His image as we serve Him.
Vessel - a Christian perspective
God has created each of us for a purpose--but our purposes are unique, and some are more outwardly glamorous than others. But in God's eyes, the most important question is not how impressive your purpose is, but whether or not you are allowing God to use you for the purpose He intends for you.
Clay - a Christian perspective
It's tempting to want to demand an explanation from God for the way He's made us, or for the events in our lives. But this passage reminds us that God, as our creator, has his own reasons for creating us the way we are.