Wednesday, April 1, 2020

He Chose You

By: Jenifer Metzger

I chose you before I formed you in the womb;
I set you apart before you were born.
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.
But I protested, “Oh no, Lord God! Look, I don’t
know how to speak since I am only a youth.”
Then the Lord said to me:
Do not say, “I am only a youth,”
for you will go to everyone I send you to
and speak whatever I tell you.
Do not be afraid of anyone,
for I will be with you to rescue you.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Jeremiah 1:5-8

If you are following along with the Woman to Woman reading plan, today we are in Jeremiah 1. Jeremiah had the call of God on his life. However, he didn't feel he was ready because he was young. He felt like he was not equipped.

How often do we feel like we are not ready? Not equipped? God tells us to go and minister to a hurting friend, we don't know what to say. God tells us to go and witness to a stranger, we feel unprepared. God puts us in place to suddenly homeschool our kids, we feel like a fish out of water.

Just as God told Jeremiah, He is telling you. He choose you. He set you apart for this. He is giving you the words. If God called you to it, He will get you through it. God didn't bring you to this place in your life to leave you alone. He doesn't lead you to a situation and walk away. He is there with you.

Whatever it is you are facing, push out those feelings telling you that you can't do it. Remind yourself that you are His and He has chosen you.

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  1. Yes, God chose me. Thanks for the reminder. He is with me/us as we navigate our way through our new way of life and he will be with us once this is over. We will need him then because we don't know how our world will be but he does.

  2. May we realize in these days we are experiencing that God is calling & equipping us to be a light and an encouragement to one another.
    My post today:

  3. Love this: "If God called you to it, He will get you through it." Too often I'm like Moses or Jeremiah, giving all the reasons I can't do what He's asking. But He wouldn't require something without giving all that's necessary to do it.

    This week I wrote about how sometimes God's answer to our prayer is more bad news. But He promises to be with us:

  4. Even the time and the circumstances of our lives are by design. A timely reminder, for sure.
    Today I am reviewing Leslie Leyland Field's new book on the importance of sharing the story God has given us:

  5. And maybe we were created for such a time as this! Beautiful post! Thank you!

  6. What a beautiful post. I have to remind myself daily that God is with me. I am not going through this alone. Thank you so much for sharing. I wrote this week about being a blessing to your spouse,


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