Reprinted from the January 1994 issue of Unity Magazine®.
Being called to go on a God-journey can be an upsetting experience. When God called Jeremiah to become a "prophet to the nations," Jeremiah cried: "Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth." God replied: "For to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Be not afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you" (Jeremiah 1:5-8). God showed Jeremiah two visions, giving him authority as a prophet and transferring to him the power to do the job. ''Brace yourself, Jeremiah; stand up and speak to them" (Jeremiah 1:17 NEB).