‘Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you…’ Jeremiah 1:8 NKJV
Jeremiah writes: ‘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 [set you apart]; I ordained you a prophet to the nations." Then said I: "Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth." But the Lord said to me: "Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you," says the Lord. Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and…said: "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant…I am ready to perform My word."’ (Jeremiah 1:4-12 NKJV) Does the job you’ve been called to do seem too big for you? On your own, it is, but not when you include God! You’re not working alone; God is with you. Whether it’s to pull down or build up, the One who called you will equip you, empower you and give you success. He didn’t make a mistake when He picked you. You say, ‘If only I had the education, talent and experience of so-and-so.’ If God wanted them, He’d have chosen them, but He chose you. Just be yourself, trust God, get on with it.
SoulFood: Ex 20:1-3, Deut 6:1-9, Mk 12:28-34, Rev 2:1-7
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