“Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” ~Jeremiah 1:9-10
In Jeremiah 1:6-18 we read of Jeremiah’s call and God’s promises: -I am with you -I will rescue you -I have put my words in your mouth -I have appointed you over nations and kingdoms -You are a fortified city -They will fight against you but will not overcome you
And Jeremiah chose to say yes!
Preparation for any mission is great, the day to day challenges require us to choose. God promises He will provide all resources, promises His presence for all time, and allows us the choice to say yes or no to the calling. Don’t be fooled into thinking that leaders who are running after God with all their hearts have perfect, easy lives. We all go through valleys of decisions that threaten to make or break us. Spirit-led leaders are aware of their calling and the real consequences of walking in His will. The game changer is that every day they “choose” to wake up and say “yes!"
The sad reality is that some of us don’t choose to make His will our own to the full extent that Jeremiah agreed to; some of us are unwilling to display that degree of trust and give up that much control over our own lives.
But God’s promises stand for all time! What will I choose?
--Hephy Karibule, Tonga
Prayer: Father God, Because Your promises stand for all time, I can hope. I can trust in Your calling over my life. I can be confident that Your hand will remain on me through every single one of my generations! So I choose to say Yes. I trust You to be in control of all the details and the outcomes of my life as I follow You day by day.