August 7, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry : Topic – God created you for a purpose.
New Generation Grace Ministry
Saturday August 7th, 2021
Title. God created you for a purpose.
( Jeremiah 1:1-10) The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. The word of the Lord came to him in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah, and through the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, down to the fifth month of the eleventh year of Zedekiah son of Josiah king of Judah, when the people of Jerusalem went into exile.The Call of Jeremiah The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart;I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ 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. 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.”
The Lord is telling you this day, “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. God knew you as He knew Jeremiah. Long before you were born, or even conceived. He thought about you and planned for you before you were born. If this part of the Bible was meant for Jeremiah alone, we wouldn’t have seen it or read about it. Any time you feel discouraged or inadequate, remember that God has always thought of you as valuable. God loves you and created you for a purpose.
Do you know that God has a great plan for you? Do you know that He created you for a purpose? Do you think you were created only to come to the world , grow, get education, marry, have children , grow old and die? No, God will like you to fulfill your purpose before you die, or before Christ comes back for the believers. ( Jeremiah 29:11) For I know the plans I have for you”’ declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. The plan of God is always far better than the plan we have for ourselves.
Jeremiah was appointed by God as a prophet to the nations. God has a purpose for everyone of us. God appointed each one of us for different kinds of work. Some are called to be prophets, pastors, evangelist, teachers, (1:15-16) . It is very important that we seek the face of God in our prayers to find out what His plan is for everyone of us. There is time for everything in life. The early we identify our purpose in life the early we start fulfilling that purpose. When we don’t do that, on the last day we will not have excuse before the Lord and He will be disappointed.
This is the time to ask God if we don’t know, what our purpose is in life. If you find out your purpose, regardless of your age, start asking Him for the grace to start. If you find what He wants you to do, accept it cheerfully and do it with diligence. If you haven’t found out what you need to do, seek to fulfill the mission that is common to all believers, show love to people around you. Help the poor, visit the homeless, visit people who are sick in their homes and hospitals, do not be storing millions in your bank account while there are people in your community who are going hungry, their children’s school feels are not paid, help the needy. Live a life that pleases God, ask Him to direct your paths and show you His salvation. Whatever life you live here on earth will determine where you will spend eternity. Show love to people around you as Jesus showed you love by going to the cross of Calvary for you. God bless you.
When He calls you, He will equip you. He said He will be with us , He told Jeremiah not to be afraid, the same way he was with people who followed Him before us, The same way He will be with us. He never changes, the same God of yesterday today and forever. You might tell God that you are still young to answer His call, Jeremiah gave that kind of excuse but God never accepted that excuse. ( 1 Thessalonians 5:24) The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it: If God has called you, do not be afraid, He will carry you through. Amen.
Prayers: God please help me to understand my purpose and accomplish it in Jesus name. Use me Lord to be a light to the world in Jesus name.
More Reading: Ephesians 4