In His Presence
In HIS Presence


Read: JEREMIAH 18:1-6


Meditation verse:

“And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so, he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make” (Jeremiah 18:4).


Most processes of development that result in change from one form to another are difficult and uncomfortable. The purification of gold, the emergence of pearls from oysters, the emergence of a butterfly from a larva and the birth of a baby from a pregnancy are not easy processes. See how the stomach of a pregnant woman stretches and enlarges as her baby grows inside her. She passes through so much discomfort until her baby is born. Even the process of birth is painful. Change is a difficult process. Enlargement is uncomfortable. To develop into a better version of yourself, you will pass through some very difficult or painful stuff. It’s all part of the process. Comfort can only be found in the status quo. 


In making the ornament, the clay is first marred in the potter’s hands. After a very messy process, a beautiful vessel emerges. God sent Jeremiah to the potter’s house to make him understand how we are in His hands. “…Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel” (Jeremiah 18:6). God can do with you as a potter handles clay. He can rearrange the details of your life to beautify it and sometimes this can uncomfortable.


When you pray for God to bless you and enlarge your coast, why do you assume that the process or the journey will be easy? Why do you assume that it will happen instantly? The purification of gold takes some time, full term pregnancy takes nine months. “As you do not know what the way of the wind is, or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, so you do not know the works of God who makes everything” (Ecclesiastes 11:5). Give yourself a break and stop fretting. It is all part of the process.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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