You ever felt like you couldn’t do something? Maybe a task at work. Maybe a homework assignment. Maybe you just feel overwhelmed by something.
Maybe you don’t feel like you are good enough to do something.
Maybe you don’t feel like you have the skills to do it.
May you just think that it’s impossible to do it.
You want to just stop and say, I can’t do it. There is no way that I can do this.
Jeremiah felt that way. God had called him to be a prophet, and he told God, basically, I can’t do this. There’s no way that I can do this thing that you’ve called me to do. It’s impossible.
By the way, that’s the reaction that most people have when they are called by God to do something. I can’t do it. There’s no way that I can do it. It’s just impossible. Can’t happen.
Listen to the words that God tells Jeremiah 1:6-8 this morning
Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, “I am only a youth”; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.”
God says, if I tell you that you can do it, you can do it.
For I am with you. I will not leave you. I will not forsake you. In the midst of the troubles, trials, fears, worries, doubts, I am still God. I am still with you. I am still your rock and safety.
Do not worry. Do not fear.
For I am God.
And I am with you.
Do not say, – I can’t do this. You can. If God has called you to it, placed it on your heart, given you the vision, the calling, the passion, the heart for it, then you can do it.
He is with you. Do not fear. Do not worry. You can do it.
He is with you.
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