The Lord has never really been all that bothered about who you are not. In my experience of Him, He is overjoyed at what He can make you into.

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I’d like you to turn to Jeremiah 1. This passage of Scripture has meant so much to me in terms of my walk with the Lord in the prophetic. I’m going to read to you from verse 5,

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I consecrated you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations. And then I said, “Alas, Lord God, behold, I don’t know how to speak because I’m a youth.”
But the Lord said to me, “No, don’t say that. Don’t say that! Don’t say you’re a youth because everywhere I send you, you shall go, and all that I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them for I am with you to deliver you,” declares the Lord. And then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, “See, I put My words in your mouth. See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”

That whole thing fascinates me because it’s a dialogue. It’s two people talking, one from a place of majesty that’s seeing everything and knowing everything, and the other voice in the conversation comes from a place of fear, inadequacy, inferiority, “This really can’t work because of who I am.” Here’s the thing: The Lord has never really been all that bothered about who you are not. In my experience of Him, He is overjoyed at what He can make you into. So when He comes at you, He comes at you with the full force of “everything is possible.”
(from Developing Your Destiny)

Graham Cooke

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