People generally have the idea that human beings start existing at birth, but this is not so. Existence predates birth. God said in Jer.1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee.” This Scripture makes it an offence to commit abortion because the act denies that what is formed in the belly, called a foetus, is a divine work.
As far as natural birth is concerned, Jeremiah was the son of Hilkiah, who came from the family of priests. Therefore, he was involved in priestly activities in Israel at that time. By natural circumstances, Jeremiah was a part of a hierarchy of priests. He may even have been a junior priest at that time because there were older members of his clan that would be higher up the ladder, but by divine ordination he was supposed to be a prophet. There was therefore a conflict between his life and his divine destiny.
Is there currently a conflict between your natural life and your divine destiny? Sometimes the conflict is not too serious as in Jeremiah’s case, but at other times they could be completely opposite each other; like that of Saul of Tarsus who was ordained to be an Apostle, but was a murderer of the church he was supposed to be planting. One can find oneself in that kind of situation.
What you can make of your life will always be less than what God wants to make of your life! It is wisdom to surrender to what God wants to make of your life.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for a divine alignment of my life to what you have preordained me to be in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Nahum 1:1-3:19, Revelation 8:1-13, Psalm 136:1-26, Proverbs 30:7-9