The book of Jeremiah tells a story about a young boy who doubts his calling. In the first part of the book, God calls Jeremiah to be the “prophet among the nations”. This means that Jeremiah was called to prophesy to both the Northern and Southern Kingdom. These kingdoms were not exactly friendly with one another. There were deep tensions lingering with the shared memory of a relatively recent civil unrest, and separation.
Prophets were not often met with hospitality. It was already a job that not many people would want, not to mention the fact that Jeremiah had a lot of insecurities about his level of skill. He was young, and (according to him) didn’t speak well. For a moment, he probably thought this was enough excuse to exempt him from the difficult task ahead. God had other plans, and overlooked Jeremiah’s insecurities.
You see, God knew what Jeremiah was made for despite the objections that came up. Every mistake, learning experience, relationship, success, conversation, and redirection of this man’s life molded him into the person God wanted him to become. Sure, he didn’t have the technical expertise to do everything that the Lord was calling him to do with flawless perfection, but all God was asking him to do was obey. We see later that Jeremiah was the prophet through several kings and generations, so everything must have worked according to plan. God put the words in his mouth and protected him.
As humans, we tend to put limitations on God that happen to mirror our own perceived limitations. When we do this we began to attempt to create God in our own image instead of allowing God to continually create us in His image. We think, for some reason, that God can only perform at a level that we are capable of achieving, and often when things seem to hard we think that God must not be in it.
The God who created the universe calls all Christians to supernatural activity. When we simply obey His calling in life, and let go of our fear, amazing things can happen and we can even be on the front row to experience lives being changed.
Don’t put limitations on God. He can do anything and all He wants is a willing heart. Become uncomfortable.
Prayer for today: God, help me to release my fears into your hands. I believe you are who you say you are, and I know you can use me. Help me to make a difference.
This post was written by Rev DeCrastos. You can find his blog here: ministrysauce.com