Jeremiah 1:5, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you to be a prophet to the nations."
In 2012, let's focus less on the NEW YEAR and more on the NEW YOU!! When God created you, He didn't consult with the Chamber of Commerce, the government, your state, nor your parents for that matter. God is God and He is God all by Himself! He has made that very clear to us through His Word-not the words of others. The plans God has for your life are PRE-MADE and not MAN-MADE. God isn't a rookie and has never professed to be one! He tells us directly in Jeremiah 29:11, that HE knows the thoughts that He thinks towards us and we can identify them from what man has planned by the way they are presented to us. God's plans are PRODUCTIVE-they will give us PEACE and not EVIL and they are PROSPEROUS-they give us a FUTURE and HOPE. .
The lesson God gave Jeremiah is very prevalent and applicable to our own lives:
1.Before I formed you in the womb I knew you: God knew what He was forming before creating it. God is mindful of you and knew the purpose He had placed in your mother's womb before He purposed it. You were purposely purposed by God and He is the source to seek on why you were purposed and what is your purpose.
2.Before you were born I sanctified you: God made you different and separate from the world for a purpose. Stop trying to conform to a society that God has clearly made you separate from. Embrace the diversity and protection He has placed over your life. God doesn't create SIMPLE nor SIMILAR people. Be ye separate from the world!
3. I ordained you a prophet to the nations-God has already ordained the role He has for you. It's up to you to seek your calling and how to convey your gifts to the world. There is only one you and nobody but you can fulfill the calling God has placed inside of you. We can't OPERATE in our calling until we have sought the OPERATOR. In all things get an understanding, we are never too intelligent to not seek God's counsel.
Remember, God will use vessels to steer us in the right DIRECTION, but ultimately the DIRECTIVES come from Him. God doesn't seek nor want advice from others on WHO or WHAT He has planned for your life. Be blessed and encouraged!!