Part IV: No Fear In Love

There is no greater love than the love of the Father, and love never fails. Imagine Jeremiah’s reaction as God spoke these words to him:

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. ~Jeremiah 1:5

Jeremiah responded with a strong fear of inadequacy — I do not know how to speak; I am too young. God immediately stopped this negative self talk and issued a stern directive. 

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. ~Jeremiah 1:7-8

What I suspect is that Jeremiah didn’t yet realize that God was with him and would fully equip him to walk in his purpose. Like…

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