Jeremiah 1: 4 The word of the Lord came to me, saying,
5 “Before I formed you in
the womb I knew[a] you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
6 “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
When I read the Lord’s charge to Jeremiah & Jeremiah’s initial response I was reminded of how many times I may make excuses for not doing what the Lord intends me to do. As you can see from the Lord’s response, there is no excuse. He made us for a purpose.