Jeremiah 1:4-5 “Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
Every person has a ‘hidden’ YOU – that YOU that only you and God know. That inner person that has doubts and fears, desires acceptance, affirmation and appreciation and wants to know that we are of some significance in this life.
We never reveal just how vulnerable we truly are to those around us. Often, when we do, someone takes advantage; someone exerts control over us; someone abuses our weakness and wounds us deeply.
In such circumstances, we run and hide behind a facade; not willing or wanting to come out again for fear of another wound, another hurt.
When we, who are children of the Living God, realize just who we are in Christ, we can stand in the confidence that dispels all the doubts, all the fears, heals the wounds and gives us purpose.
In what I read today, Jeremiah was called at a very young age to be a prophet to the nations. God assured Jeremiah that He would do great and mighty things through him.
Jeremiah 1:8 “Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.”
Some allow their zeal and passion to take them on journey before they are fully prepared and find that the road gets weary and rough. We must go with God into whatever it is He has for us today. He has ordained it and will provide for it.
Jeremiah 1:7 “But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.”
Often, when we go off unprepared, we speak foolishly. We must rely wholly on God speaking through us.
Jeremiah 1:9 “Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.”
We often do not think of ourselves as ordained to do much of anything let alone something great for God. God set in order, things for you and I to do before the world was ever formed.
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
The importance of who we are and what we do matters so significantly, we must not take it lightly. I need to remind myself that this life I have have been given, has been bought and paid for with the precious blood of my Savior. He did such a marvelous thing for me so I could fulfill the purpose for which I was created.
Our enemy would like us to think that we are worthless, useless and not even on God’s radar. That could not be farther from the truth.
Today, know that your Heavenly Father has created you and I for things far greater than we coud ever imagine! There is such great satisfaction in doing just what it is that pleases God that I have no greater work on the face of the earth to do than His will!