Have you ever felt like the Lord wanted you to do something and you felt so insecure about it in your own skin that you convinced yourself you were clearly wrong and so you do nothing? On the flip side of that, have you felt like the Lord asked you to do something and you felt insecure in your own skin BUT you had no time between Him putting it in your mind to do it and you having to decide to do it. No time to talk yourself out of it and so you just go and do it! God did prepare you perfectly at that moment to do that which He asked. He wouldn’t send you to do something and have you fail because what way would that glorify Him?
The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
Just as the Lord knew Jeremiah before He formed him in the womb, so He also knows each one of us. Remember that it is the Lord who imagined and crafted our design even before we were conceived. Also like Jeremiah, there are times when we are called to go into situations where we do not feel confident. Perhaps we feel we are somehow not equipped to do what the Lord is asking of us. In response to that feeling of inadequacy, our Lord replies, “Do not be afraid, for I am with you and will rescue you”. (NIV) The Lord is with you today, and every day.
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