God knew you as He knew Jeremiah, long before you were born or even conceived. He thought about you and planned for you. When you feel discouraged or inadequate, remember that God has always thought of you as valuable and that He has a purpose in mind for you.
The prophet Jeremiah was “appointed” by God as “spokesman to the world”. God has a purpose for each Christian, but some people are appointed by God for specific kinds of work.
Samson (Judges 13:3-5), David (1 Samuel 16:12,13), John the Baptist (Luke 1:13-17) and Paul (Galatians 1:15,16) were also called to do particular jobs for God. Whatever work you do should be done for the glory of God (Philippians 1:11). If God gives you a specific task, accept it cheerfully and do it with diligence.
If God has not given you a specific call or assignment, then seek to fulfill the mission common to all believers – to love, obey and serve God – until His guidance becomes more clear.
Often we struggle with new challenges because we lack self-confidence, feeling that we have inadequate ability, training or experience. Jeremiah thought he was “too young” and inexperience to be God’s spokesman to the world. But God promised to be with him.
We should not allow feelings or inadequacy to keep us from obeying God. He will always be with us. If God gives you a job to do, He will provide all you need to do it.
God does not keep us from encountering life’s storms, but He will see us through them. In fact, God walks through these storms with us and rescues us.
As believers we are to share God’s desire to reach the whole world for Him.
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