“The word of the Lord came to me: I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:4-5.
God spoke these words to the prophet Jeremiah when he was still a young man. God was calling Jeremiah to be a righteous man, to be a prophet that would speak out against the evil that was going on around him. God was going to use Jeremiah to bring the people of Israel back to Him.
God told Jeremiah that He knew him and chose him for this task, even before He had created Jeremiah in his mother’s womb. God created Jeremiah for this very task. That is the beauty of our God– that He knows us before He has even created us. Before He forms us in the wombs of our mothers, God knows what will happen every day in our lives. He knows our futures, and He has appointed all of us to specific tasks. But even more importantly, God wants to have a relationship with us. From the time we are conceived, until the time we are reunited with Him, God wants to be a part of our lives.
God formed each and every one of us. He has the hairs on our heads numbered. He has set out specific tasks for all of us. And He wants us to seek Him. Let us do our very best to complete the work He has prepared us for, and let us praise Him while we do it. Remember that you are beautifully and wonderfully made by God, and that your life, just like all other life, is sacred to God. Seek Him in everything you do. Let us submit our wills to Him and allow Him to use us for the work He has appointed us to do.