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Jeremiah 1:5 NIV 
2019-12-13Written by Bob and Debby Gass
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We need to ask God to tell us who we are. Today, there are loads of self-help books telling us that we can be anything we make up our minds to be. But we are going to experience more of God's blessing when we are following the purposes He has given us rather than doing our own thing. God will only empower us to be what He called and equipped us to be. So we need to be asking God to reveal to us who He has made us to be. We need to stop trying to figure it all out by ourselves, and open our hearts to what God wants for us. We can make lots of plans about how we want our lives to be, and what sort of person we want to become, but God created us for certain purposes and He promises to equip us to be able to fulfil them. He told Jeremiah: '"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." "Alas, Sovereign Lord," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am too young." But the Lord said to me, "Do not say, I am too young. You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the Lord. Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, "I have put my words in your mouth"' (vv.5-9 NIV). God told Jeremiah who he was and what he was called to do. Then He equipped him for the task. And He will do the same for us.
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