“Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Then said I: “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” Jeremiah 1:4-6 NKJV.
God spoke to Jeremiah about identity, and Jeremiah responded with his thought about his own identity. As soon as God told Jeremiah who he was, he responded with what he couldn’t do. What is your response when God tells you who you are? Do you respond to God with celebration, or do you respond with a limitation? Do you receive it, or do you respond with a limitation?
No matter how you may feel sometimes about your abilities, God says He formed you, knew you, sanctified you, and ordained you! This means you have a lot to be excited about, encouraging you. This is the greatest blessing to understand that He made you. A perfect God fashioned you for your purpose. He knows you, every part of you, and set you apart for what’s in your heart, for His calling. He created you for it, appointed and approved you to be who He called you to be. May the weight of God’s eternal approval of you inspire you. May it joyfully lift your head. Whatever He says He destined for you to be, you can be.
Prayer: Father, I praise You! I am who you say I am and can do what You say I can do. I receive Who You say I am. Help me not to focus on any seeming limitations, but trust in You and that I’m ordained to walk in what You’ve destined for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Ephesians 2:10, 1 Corinthians 1:27-28, 2 Corintthians 12:10