You Are Chosen

John 15:16 says, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”
 
This morning I began reading the book of Jeremiah. Verse 5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
 
It is absolutely amazing to think about how the Lord formed us in the womb. Everything needed to fulfill His purpose through us was encapsulated in the seed of our conception.
 
The Lord set Jeremiah apart and ordained or appointed him as a prophet to His people Israel. Jeremiah immediately said that he couldn’t speak and that he was not qualified.
 
I love how the Lord said: do not say. Verse 7 says, “…whatever I command you, you shall speak.” Then He assured Jeremiah that He would be with him. Verse 8 says, “Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.”
 
The Lord has chosen you, set you apart, and appointed you to bear fruit that will glorify Him. Have you ever said, ‘I can’t’ to His command?
 
Here is a new song that the Lord gave me. After that song He began to open my eyes to recognize the natural qualities that He had placed in me when He formed me in my mother’s womb. May it encourage you, as this word is for you also.
 
Celebrate Your Uniqueness
 
My hands have made you and fashioned you in My image. There is no one else like you. Don’t try to copy others. Influence them through who you are. Be you in the design of My making.
 
Creativity is freedom from sameness. It all begins in your thoughts. Be free to explore and develop the passions I’ve given you. Thoughts can box you in or free your spirit. Accepting who you are will cause you to thrive in every aspect of your life.
 
All things work together for good to those who are called according to My purpose. Nothing is in vain. I will redeem it all. The things you have been through have given you eyes to see and ears to hear and compassion to minister to others. I want you to celebrate you as I celebrate you. You are created for My glory.
 
 

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