You Want Me? Jeremiah: I'm Too Young! The Prophet Jeremiah was called by God at an early age to speak his words. Some scholars give Jeremiah the age of between 12-20 at the time of his calling to speak God's word.
Whatever his age, Jeremiah was fearful of his ability to speak because of his age. Yet God assures him that he will speak through him. The scripture says that God touched Jeremiah's mouth and in doing so, anointed his mouth the speak the words he would appoint to come through him. Jeremiah would speak words that would be given over nations and kingdom. The words Jeremiah would speak would tear down and build up.
They would tear down false beliefs and lies or tricks of deception. They would build up God's truth and standard. Surely to speak for God in such a way is not always easy nor is it easily accepted. To speak the truth no matter whom you must face is difficult for Jeremiah. It is also difficult because who wants to believe one so young? The beauty is this, God can call and use whomever he desires to use. It does not matter you age nor does it matter your experience.
In this instant you may not be young in age, but maybe you are feeling the resistence because of lack of spiritual maturity, or lack in wisdom or anything that makes you feel "too young" to accept the assignment God has for you. Yet, if God is going to call you to do something, he is also going to equip you to do it.
So today, I pray for us that we accept those assignments given to us by God and do not be afraid of what is lacking in us, because God will touch us and put into us what we will need for the journey, if we let him.