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Appointed By God…THE TOP SPERM

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5).

There are several things here that are wonderful and breathtaking as we reflect on what this verse says about the wisdom of God.

  1. God tells Jeremiah that He “knew” him before he was formed within the womb. He already knew Jeremiah’s strengths and weaknesses. He already knew that Jeremiah would possess what God wanted to use during this particularly trying time of Israel’s history.
  2. And before Jeremiah was born, God had already set him aside for a special task which He would give him years later as a young adult.

What does this mean to us? After all, we are not prophets like Jeremiah. No, but we are human and indeed we were created in God’s image, just like Jeremiah. God knew and knows each of us;  our strengths and weaknesses; our abilities and limitation. He knew us in this way even before we were born. He has also appointed us to become like Jesus as we follow in His steps; “For whom He foreknew He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-horn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29). It is up to us as to whether we will accept the appointment or not, just as it was up to Jeremiah.

Excuses Will Not Do And We Should Never Compromise Our Principles
“Then I said, ‘Alas, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak because I am a youth.” (Jeremiah 1:6). I suppose that Jeremiah was staggered by the responsibility of God’s appointment. He obviously took it very seriously, but he was dealing with the One who knew him better than he knew himself. Jeremiah was saying that he was not sure that he could do the job. But God had already answered that objection. God knew what Jeremiah could do, and had known from even before Jeremiah had been born!

Likewise, I am sure that sometimes we may feel like Jeremiah. When facing dreadful times we wonder if we will make it. Can we maintain our faith? Can we possibly succeed when all seems to be going against us? Will we be able to get back up if we falter? God knows we can and has assured us so. There quite simply is no excuse for failing to become what we ought to be in whatever circumstance we may face. Indeed we are all the TOP SPERM!

The journey of the sperm meeting the egg for the very first time is extremely extraordinary. When you truly think about it, we are all the top sperm. If we would have lost the race we wouldn’t be here. So if we can beat millions in the womb what make you think you can’t beat millions outside the womb?