Day 205.
Reading Jeremiah sure can put calling in perspective. It is the caller and not the called that gets to determine what the called’s purpose is. Jeremiah is a prophet that no one would envy. I sure don’t. He had a terribly hard calling. No one wanted to hear what he had to say. Even he wished he had not been born because of his calling. But even as much as wanted to change it and do something else, he could not.

If I say, “I will not mention him,
or speak any more in his name,”
there is in my heart as it were a burning fire
shut up in my bones,
and I am weary with holding it in,
and I cannot. (Jeremiah 20:9 ESV)

If God has called you to do something, it does no good to fight against God. Peter also found this out,

If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” (Acts 11:17 ESV)

McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Jg 7, Acts 11, Jer 20, Mk 6

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