No matter how broken down your are, no matter how dismayed and discouraged you are by the problems of this world, when the Lord is acting and commissioning you for His work, you will become a fortified city.
One day the word of the Lord came to a young and shy person, named Jeremiah, and told him that the Lord appoints him as a “prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord, I don’t know how to speak, I am too young for it.” The Lord, who knew Jeremiah before he had formed him in the womb and had set apart, replied and said, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you.”
The Lord also added this.
Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them. Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
When God is preparing you to do his work, no matter how weak and unprepared you think you may be, you will be like a fortified city and you will stand “against the whole land” against kings, and powers and officials. If you are there for the work of God, no one will be able to overcome you because The Lord promised he will be with those who do his work. The Lord will rescue you.
Are You Ready?
Turn your hearts to the Lord our God and tell him with a loud voice: “I am ready for you my God. I am ready for you my heavenly Father. What do you want me to do for your will? What do you want me to do for my brothers and sister? I am here for you.”
Brothers and sisters, if the word of God has reached you, we are all ministers, we are all disciples, we are all called to help to spread the Word of God to His people. We are all called to take the light of Christ and be a light to the world and a salt of the earth. Are you ready?
Reference: Jeremiah 1