“’Alas, Sovereign Lord,’ I said, ‘I do not know how to speak; I am too young.’” Jeremiah 1:6.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Jeremiah 1-2, and John 10.
God told Jeremiah that he was going to be a prophet.
Jeremiah did a quick self-assessment and used the best excuse he could think of that would keep him from being a prophet.
We are a people of excuses. Why? Because we choose to contemplate tasks godlessly.
When God heard Jeremiah’s “age” excuse His response was quick: “Do not be afraid. I will be with you.”
I think of the times I have left Godly gatherings on a spiritual high but before too long I am done in by obstacles I face.
If you asked me before I left the Godly gathering if I trusted God I would assure you that I did. But what happens? It is as if God stayed at the gathering and I went my own way without Him.
I need God with me full-time. That applies to whether I am at a Godly gathering or elsewhere.
I have His Holy Spirit. Why do I function so often as if I don’t?
I sympathize with Jeremiah because I hear me when I read his response to God. I must remember that God empowers those He loves. God is with those He loves, and who love Him, no matter where they are.
Too often I think an excuse and then limit what I could have done for Him. That has got to stop!
“Lord, forgive me for my excuses. I can do anything You want me to do in Your strength. Forgive me for majoring in my strength and minoring in Your’s. You are a great God. I love You, Father.”
In His strength there isn’t a task we can’t do.
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