Topic: You Are Not A Failure [TREM Devotional 21 November 2018]
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 KJV
The Bible is not a religious book; it is a book of pictures. It shows you your picture. You are not a failure. The problem is that you have not seen your picture yet. Who told you that sickness will kill you? Who told you that you will be stranded? Who told you that you won’t have your baby? Go and look at your picture. The real issue is that you are not looking at your picture.
God showed up to Jeremiah and said: “Before I formed you, I knew you”. While you were still inside your mother’s womb, I ordained you as a prophet to the nations. So, God has perfected everything about you before you were born. How then can you fail? Jeremiah, just like many believers, said Oh Lord, I am a child. The Lord said shut your mouth. When you are in the presence of Jehovah, don’t ever say I cannot. He said Jeremiah, whether you like it or not, you are going to fulfil everything I said. Then God touched his mouth and sanctified it. He said what is killing you people is your mouth.
Don’t you understand that the Bible says that He has made you a god and god speaks? That is why you must watch what you say. You are not a failure. God concluded your matter before you were born. Wake up in the morning and chart the cause of your life with your mouth. That is what I do! When I wake up in the morning I declare: this is the day the Lord has made. I will be glad and rejoice in it. This is my day of breakthrough, open doors, increase, abundance, my day of opportunity and enlargement. I chart the course of my life and I leave my house with expectation because I know I am a god to my day.
Further Reading: Jeremiah 1:1-12, 29:11-13
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ezekiel 16-17; Evening- James 3
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Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.