Good morning people who walk through times of doubt and questions.
God has just stated very clearly His divine call and purpose for Jeremiah’s life. It is a powerful declaration that we have looked at over these last few days.
So, how does Jeremiah respond to this profound truth about his life?
The same way most of us respond to God’s declared will and purpose for our lives.
Here’s what Jeremiah said to God:
Jeremiah 1:6 NIV “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
In one statement, Jeremiah rightfully acknowledges God as the sovereign Lord. It’s great to say this!
But then his next statement says the opposite: “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
You might say that these are not opposite statements, in fact, one is about God and one is about Jeremiah.
But here’s the truth:
When God declares something about us, and then we say something contrary, we are actually saying something about our view of God, not of ourselves. Please read the first six words of the last sentence:
When God declares something about us.
We honour God most by embracing what He declares about our lives.