September 1st – Jeremiah 1:17
Jeremiah faithfully served God for over forty years. But when he first heard the Lord’s call, Jeremiah did like many of us do, he questioned God. After all there was no way such a young man could go out and be the voice of the Lord! So fearfully Jeremiah cried out, “Alas, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak.” (Jeremiah 1:6) And to himself Jeremiah thought, “There must be some mistake. I can’t do this.” But there was no mistake. God knew exactly what He was doing. For in His perfect plan, He created Jeremiah just for this time and this purpose. Before we are born, during creation, God sets each of us apart for the purpose that is uniquely ours. And no matter the calling, whether it be as simple as helping a friend in need, or as hard as delivering a message of doom to a nation, we needn’t fear. We can fulfill the purpose before us knowing if God sees us to it, He’ll see us through it!