Are You Feeling Insecure?

‘The Lord…said to me, “Now I have put my words in your mouth.”‘ Jeremiah 1:9 NIVAm I Good Enough

The people God calls usually start out feeling ill-equipped and insecure. Indeed, if you jumped up and said, ‘No problem, Lord, I can handle that,’ He wouldn’t call you at all. You say, ‘But I’ve made no mistakes.’ Everybody falls; the winners are just the ones who get back up again. ‘The Lord delights in a man’s way, He makes his steps firm; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord holds him with his hand.’ (Psalm 37:23-24 NIV) When Jeremiah told God that he had neither the competence nor the confidence needed to do the job, God said to him what he says to us: (1) You are not going in your own authority. ‘…You must go to everyone I send to you…’ (Jeremiah 1:7 NIV) Who’s sending you, sponsoring you and sustaining you? God! What more do you need? (2) The message is not yours. ‘You must…say whatever I command you.’ (Jeremiah 1:7 NIV) Don’t antagonise, compromise, rationalise or apologise. Just say what Gold told you to say and He will do the rest: ‘…For I am watching to see that My word is fulfilled!’ (Jeremiah 1:12 NIV) (3) When God touches you, you’re qualified. ‘Then the Lord reached our His hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “Now, I have put my words in your mouth.”‘ (Jeremiah 1:9 NIV) Be yourself; you can’t be anybody else! You’re not who others say you are; you’re who God says you are! So you can do what God says you can do. Just get in agreement with Him.

*The Word for Today is published by UCB Australia. A free introductory copy of the devotional may be obtained from UCB Australia; 1800 00 777 0 or admin@ucb.com.au*

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2 thoughts on “Are You Feeling Insecure?

  1. I find definite reassurance in your biblical account of God dealing with Jeremiah’s insecurity. We should all be led to witness for Him when we remember the power comes from Him.
    Betsy

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