Jeremiah 1:4-10 states:

4The LORD gave me a message. He said, 5“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.”

6“O Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”

7“Don’t say that,” the LORD replied, “for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. 8And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and take care of you. I, the LORD, have spoken!”

9Then the LORD touched my mouth and said, “See, I have put my words in your mouth! 10Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. You are to uproot some and tear them down, to destroy and overthrow them. You are to build others up and plant them.”

In the summer of 2002 I worked for YouthWorks! in Fort Apache, Arizona. Upon leaving, our local pastor gave me a Bible with this verse highlighted. It has truly had a profound impact upon my life, more than I can say with words.

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