Called Before I Was Born Bible Study
Yesterday I wrote about having an identity crisis. However as I connect more with God I am beyond delighted to learn that not only is my identity in Him; but I am also learning that I was called before I was born. Yes that is right, there was a call on my life before I was even born! I was created for a specific purpose. The same is true for you. Below is a quick worksheet I created to remind you of this truth. Take some time to fill this out and reflect on the assigned scriptures. Are you living in the reality that you were called before you were born? Are you pursuing the purpose God has for your life?
CALLED BEFORE I WAS BORN
5 “I __________ you before I ________ you in your _________ ________.Before you were ________ I set you ________and _________ you as my prophet to the nations.”
I also love how the amplified bible states it.
Jeremiah 1:5Amplified Bible
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument],And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own];I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
On the lines below, please write this verse in your own words? What stands out the most to you about this verse?
Have you really stopped to consider this verse; meditating on what this means for your life?
Do you live your life knowing that God had a plan for you before you were even born? Do you believe this?
Are you in constant communication with the one who created you? Do you seek Him for how to live out the call on your life, or do you follow your own agenda or what others think you should be? Answer honestly and give examples.
What have been some of the biggest hindrances (feeling inadequate, people’s negative opinions, doubt, ungodly relationships, lack of pursuit, finances, etc.?) to you pursuing the call of God on your life? Have you prayed about these hindrances or have you lived in defeat?
What are some practical things you can start to do to fulfill the call of God on your life? For example I know that I was called to encourage others through my writing so I try to be faithful to posting on my blog.
Others verses to meditate on Psalm 139-13-18
About the Author
Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.