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  • Now Yahweh's word came to me, saying, 'Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.' Then I said, 'Ah, Lord Yahweh! Behold, I don't know how to speak; for I am a child.' Jeremiah 1:4 WEB

    Jeremiah tried to reason with the Lord and to make excuses about why he was not the one for this job, but the Lord would not take no for an answer. Jeremiah felt inadequate, but the Lord had appointed Jeremiah as a prophet before he was even born. Jeremiah had not yet done anything, either good or bad, yet the Lord had already made plans for his life and equipped him for it.

    God did not choose Jeremiah because he was wealthy, or because of his charisma, or because he was popular. God said that He formed Jeremiah in the womb. He could have made Jeremiah anything that He wanted him to be, and He did just that. Jeremiah came with the toolkit that was needed to fulfill his purpose.

    Likewise, so do you. God made you the way that He wanted you to be and you have skills that others do not. You shall not covet anything that is your neighbors (Deuteronomy 5:21). I would call rejecting the original you that God created and then desiring to have your neighbor's life instead, 'an original sin.' God did not create us to be carbon copies of another. We are each unique and special to Him.

    You are who God wanted you to be. Our choices and actions can be good or bad, but as a person, we are who God made us to be. Stop being so critical. Don't look down on yourself because you are not wealthy, or not as popular as someone else. Stop trying to be like someone else and be who God created you to be, and your life will find its true meaning and purpose.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for creating me. Please unlock the skills and gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to utilize them to their fullest extent. Help me become the best version of myself, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen.

September 9, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for creating me. Please unlock the skills and gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to utilize them to their fullest extent. Help me become the best version of myself, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen! Thank you!  
September 9, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Father I give you thanks for who I am in you .You Love me created me,and have watched over me from the very start.Even when I strayed from your side,and gone my own way.You never let me go.Creat in me a pure heart,and lead and guide me in your wisdom,and help, me be the person you want me to be and all the things you want me to do.In The name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you Pastor Todd.Yes I really like this devotion,and have read Gods word of this often .Thanks be To God.

September 9, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! We truly don't begin to live out God's plan for our lives until we learn to love ourselves, just as we are. Then we are free from self condemnation and self criticism. Then we are able to do what God has designed us to do withour being concerned of what others think. We have to die to self to gain life in Christ. Trying to measure up to what other people may think is important,such as wealth,body image, education, etc, is walking in the flesh and is serving no one. As we walk away from these ideals and see ourselves for who we are in Christ , we shed the skin of selfish thoughts and worldy opinions. We strive to only serve our beloved Savior and then only what our Abba Father and our Jesus think of us becomes important. Nothing else matters, just walking in God's presence and living out a Jesus centered life.

September 9, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

dead on Sister!!!

September 9, 2016
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Angela Grizzle
Angela Grizzle

Awesom, Carol.  Amen!!!

September 9, 2016
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Kimberly Dublin
Kimberly Dublin

Amen sister!  Amen.

 

September 9, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

So true Carol.  Amen

September 9, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

So true Carol. Go girl...

September 9, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

   Great teaching! Thank you!!

September 9, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

September 9, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank you  lord  i need  your  word  so  i  know  i am  alrite  and  i  can  do  what  every  you  say    hallelujah amen

 

September 9, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

September 9, 2016
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Joy Sue Callahan
Joy Sue Callahan

I am beautiful and I am loved thank you Lord.

Amen

September 9, 2016
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Angela Grizzle
Angela Grizzle

Today's devotional was right on point, beause I woke up this morning and I was not feeling good about myself.  I even coveted being in someone else's shoe and how it would feel to be like them. And when I came in to work, I read the RHM devotional and realize how special I am to the Lord.  We must always love ourselves and love who God created us to be, as women we may not like the lines or extra pounds that we accomulate over the years, but deep within us are the gifts and talents that God gave to us.  Let's use them today to inspire someone and lead them to Christ.

September 9, 2016
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Kimberly Dublin
Kimberly Dublin

Yes I agree.  It can be a struggle.  We must look at ourselves and see how GOD sees us, then we can always be better each day...better physically fit by exercise, eating healthy, better choices ....

 

September 9, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

GOD doesn't make junk.

September 9, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

So true.  He created us according to HIS Image and we are all made perfect by OUR LORD GOD.

September 9, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Such an important word in today's world, where people strive so hard to be richer, thinner, prettier etc.

September 9, 2016
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Kimberly Dublin
Kimberly Dublin

so true my sister!

 

September 9, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

September 9, 2016
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Kimberly Dublin
Kimberly Dublin

love it Pastor!  I am not a carbon copy but a divine design and original created by GOD, we are!  Thank you...

 

September 9, 2016
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Elaine Tomasello
Elaine Tomasello

I am who God created me to be.  I pray, with the help of the Lord, I will live up to His expectations.

 

Thank you for this wonderful reminder.

 

God bless you always!

September 9, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasioedited: September 9, 2016

Yes Lord let us be the best version of ourselves...in Jesus name Amen♡

September 9, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Amen.

September 9, 2016
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Jeffrey Hample
Jeffrey Hample

There is a lot of wisdom in your words today! Thank you for sharing God's word!

September 9, 2016
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen!! Yes indeed!!

September 9, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

September 9, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

So true, and I wish I had read these words when I was an insecure 14 year old kid, who believed my life would be perfect if I was skinny! problem was, I never became thin enough, and struggled with an eating disorder as a teenager.Every adolescent needs to know the Lord!

September 9, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen 

September 9, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

A great message Pastor Dion, Thank you. I also wished I had known this many years ago as an insecure teenager. Thank you Lord for creating me and loving me for who I am.Help me to become the best version of myself. Amen.

September 9, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I love this, that God made each one of us different for different purposes. He knows what He is doing, and He establishes us.

September 9, 2016
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen!!

September 9, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Heavenly Father, I thank You for creating me. Please unlock the skills and gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to utilize them to their fullest extent. Help me become the best version of myself, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 10, 2016
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Beatrice "Raye" Huth
Beatrice "Raye" Huth

Love the message; thank you Pastor Dion!

September 10, 2016