Because God has chosen me ….
Isaish 49 5-7
(49:5) And now the LORD says, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him— for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD, and my God has become my strength—
– Right from my formation, God has a purpose for my life. For Isaiah it was to gather all Israelites to him.
– As I trust in God to accomplish what He wants from me, He invariably becomes my strength to accomplish that particular task.
(49:6) he says: “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”
– c.f (v2,4). I may think I could not acieve much for God. But He says that He will enable me to achieve this task which is very light and enable me to achieve something stil greater.
(49:7) Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nation, the servant of rulers: “Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall prostrate themselves; because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”
– There are times when we will have to face stuations like ‘being ‘deeply’ despised, ‘abhored by nation’. But God IS STILL FATHFUL. One day people will understand the God who has chosen me and they will give due respect to me (because God has chosen me).