May 25, 2022

God’s View of Your Life

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“Before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations … Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ because everywhere I send you, you shall go, and all that I command you, you shall speak.” – Jeremiah 1:5-7 NASB

Jeremiah saw nothing but obstacles. Thinking about the assignments God was giving him, he felt inadequate, lacking the skills he needed. God appointed him to be a prophet, but Jeremiah said he did not “know how to speak” (v. 5). Conscious of his limitations and inexperience, he felt incapable of accomplishing God’s assignments.

But God had a distinct perspective. He told Jeremiah He had a plan for his life and called him to accomplish special tasks. God knew his limits but was not concerned. Jeremiah just needed to be faithful, trust God, and be confident He would provide all he needed.

Jeremiah accepted the challenge and sought to obey God. Yet on occasion, uncertainty still plagued him. He had to be reminded about God’s promise to provide everything he needed if Jeremiah remained willing and obedient, trusting Him and staying faithful. He needed faith that God would keep His promises.

These same principles are true for you. God has given you unique assignments. You may face obstacles, uncertainties, and difficult tasks. You may feel overwhelmed and unprepared. But these just are opportunities to trust God.

As you think about your life, commit your assignments to God. Seek Him for the wisdom and skills you need. By faith, move forward to accomplish His work, sensitive to His leading. Allow Him to use you and your time, talents, and treasures for His Kingdom.


Reflection Question: What do you think God is calling you to do in this season of life?

Father, thank You for Your call. I seek You for the skills and abilities I need. With You all things are possible. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Jeremiah 1