“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
(Jeremiah 1:5, NIV)
What God said to Jeremiah, He says to each of us. You’re not like everyone else. You’ve not only been handpicked by the Most High God, but He set you apart for His own purpose. He made you uncommon. Could it be the reason you’re not seeing an increase is you’re being common? Perhaps you’re stuck at one level because you’re just fitting in, being like everyone else. There’s nothing different about you.
That’s not who you are. You’ve been set apart. When others around you have a sour, critical attitude, you have to dig your heels in and say, “That is not the way I’m going to live. I’m going to enjoy each day and be grateful. I’m going to be good to people and expect God’s favor.” You may be surrounded by people who are lazy, taking the easy way out, but live by a higher standard. Don’t let that keep you from your destiny. You’ve been set apart. You’re not common. Now do your part and don’t live common.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are the Most High God, and You handpicked me and set me apart for Your own purpose. Thank You for calling me to live by a higher standard and be distinct. I want my life to be uncommon and bring You praise. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”