The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
"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."
"Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am only a child."
But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a child.' 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.
Jeremiah 1:4-8 (NIV)
Those are powerful words to Jeremiah.
And they pack the same punch for us.
Yes, us! Before we were born He knew us and set us apart. He has a distinct plan for each of us. He created us, fashioned us with specific gifts and talents, with that purpose in mind.
Jeremiah was set apart as a prophet to the nations. What are YOU set apart to do?
Do not be afraid, for He is with you!