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Jeremiah 1:5 KJV | Jeremiah 1, Scripture, Kjv

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By Jo Ellen Stevens




Jeremiah 1:6-7 "Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak." 



God is dealing with many people's fears before He will send you out! Many have said, like Jeremiah "I am too young." Many have said "I am too old." And God wants to ask many of you today, What  mindset is stopping you from your calling right now? Too old, too young, divorced, shame, fear of men etc.. All of those things will bring fear to a place that the enemy will use to stop you from being what God called you to be! This is not a season to be afraid! In fact  God is calling you to step up and be fearless in the face of evil in this time we are living in. What Gifts has He given you that you are not using because of fear or what men might think or do? What talents has he given you that you are burying right now? 



When I was a bit younger in the Lord and He called me to go out singing, I complained that I didn't have a voice like some others that were on TV and I will never forget Him saying to me . 



"Shut up making fun of the gift that I died and paid for. NEVER SPEAK EVIL OF YOUR GIFT AGAIN!" Well, then He said, "I Love that gift and want you to use it for me." He then gave me a song and it went like this.



Thank you, thank you Lord, for the song in my heart, 


Thank you, thank you Lord, for the gift you impart. 


There's so many way you have shown me , you love me , you love me.


There's so many things you have given to me to show me you care


So I give you all my praise with my heart , with my heart.


I give you all my praise with the gift you impart!.



Thank you, I thank you, I thank you Lord!



So I used this gift that he gave me where he sent me and to whom He sent me to. It doesn't matter if it is like so and so's gift he made you just like you are to reach certain people weather they are few or many. He is just calling us to be faithful and unafraid to use it. He will anoint you to do exactly what He has called you to do when he wants to speak through you or sing through you or minister through you! Maybe he would have you just bake a cake for someone.




You watch and see how God will use what you call small and with His power on the gift it will cause great things to happen! 



So after God dealt with Jeremiah's fears he said this to Jeremiah:



Jeremiah 1:9-12 "Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.”



 See , God is saying to many of you right now that "It is time for you to come forth from your fears because I have set you over nations to root out, throw down, build and plant. It is time to take your places in the Kingdom! Do not be afraid of their faces but use all I have given you to arise and shine for such a time as this! Because I have been dealing with your fears so that you could see clearly and now that you see, I say to you, it is time for My kingdom to come! Speak, sing, give all I have placed in you and then you will hear. 'Well done, good and faithful servant'" 



Arise, shine! Jo Ellen Stevens 

TCIC Ministries





Jo Ellen Stevens

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08.09 | 23:52

Thank you for this! You might enjoy my take on the whole 'Christmas' story, not born on Dec 25th etc,

17.03 | 00:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 15:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

11.01 | 20:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

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