Prayer: LORD, help me remember that I am special to You and that like Jeremiah, You had plans for me even before I was born. When I feel discouraged, unqualified, or not up to the task, help me also remember that You fully equipped me and prepared me to do what You have commissioned me to do. I can do all things with You and through You as You give me strength. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “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.” “Ah, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.” But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ 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. (Jer 1:1, 4-8 NIV)