yes or no?


Jeremiah 1:4-10

The Lord gave me this message:

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart
and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

“O Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”

The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell youAnd don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!” Then the Lord reached out and touched my mouth and said,

“Look, I have put my words in your mouth!
10 Today I appoint you to stand up
against nations and kingdoms.
Some you must uproot and tear down,
    destroy and overthrow.
Others you must build up
    and plant.”


I just read this passage this morning and I love it. Our purpose and assurances are all summed up, right here. This is God’s call on my life. On your life. And all you have to do, is say yes or no to it. Simple as that. And if you say yes, this is what you are saying yes to.

  • Go where He sends you.
  • Say what He tells you to say.
  • Don’t be afraid.
  • Remember that He is with you. Everywhere you go. All the time.
  • Remember that He will give you the words to say. Every time you open your mouth when He tells you to.
  • Reassure yourself that He is protecting you. Without exception.


Pretty simple. Yet, huge.


We are appointed to do kingdom work. And if we say yes, then things will happen. Really happen. Things will be uprooted, torn down, destroyed and overthrown. Because He told you to and you said yes, and did it. And it’s only through His power, nothing of our own. And because of His direction and anointing.

Some things will be built up and planted, things will be in existence because you said yes. That’s a pretty big deal. And because He gives us everything we need, we don’t need to be afraid of anyone or anything. I know it may seem impossible, or at least not that easy. And maybe you think it’s for someone else, and not you. You might think you are too young, or too old, or not gifted enough or don’t know enough. That’s a lie. And it says here in this passage, we will have everything we need for this.


The thing is, if you say yes, lives will be different. And I’m guessing your life is different because someone said yes.


So, please say yes. Today. Don’t waste any time. There’s a lot to be done. And not a lot of time to do it.

One thought on “yes or no?

  1. Jill, I love this post. I read it multiple times each week. Like a vitamin…or a (good) shock treatment, A mindset check, a gut check.


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