In these verses, we read of the prophet Jeremiah’s call story. God, who knows more about Jeremiah than he knows about himself, has uniquely equipped Jeremiah for this work. He is admonished not to be afraid and not to question his ability. God will accompany him, guide him, and place within his mouth the message he is to speak.
Imagine God speaking these words to you. How comfortable are you with the idea that God knows you down to the very depths of your soul? For what do you think God has uniquely equipped you? Do you, like Jeremiah, feel insecure about your ability or do you feel confident you are up to the task? What message do you think the world today most needs to hear? How can you partner with God in sharing that message?
In prayer, ask the Holy Spirit to help you discern God’s call upon your life, and for the will and the confidence to answer.