5“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:4-10)


The Lord spoke to Jeremiah that he was called, sanctified, and ordained before he was born. But this wasn’t unique to Jeremiah. John the Baptist (Luke 1:15-16), Jesus (Is. 49:1-5), and Paul (Gal. 1:15) were the same—and so are you!

Psalm 139:13-16 reveals how God knew you in your mother’s womb. He knew exactly what you would look like before you were even born. Before you were formed, your life was written in His book. You didn’t just happen. You didn’t evolve from apes. You were created by a loving God, who has a specific purpose for you. He created you with special gifts to fulfill His purposes in this life. God has a plan for you.

Your greatest opportunity for happiness and success is in fulfilling God’s purposes for your life. You may be able to use His talents to accomplish other things, but you won’t experience His anointing and blessing on those other efforts as you would by devoting those abilities to Him and His work.

You may wonder, How do I know what God wants me to do? The answer comes in giving yourself completely to Him. When you make a total surrender to God, He begins working circumstances in a manner that leads you into His perfect plan. Your part is to surrender; His part is to reveal. If you do your part, He’ll do His. Then you will experience a new fulfillment and joy that only those in the center of His will can know.