Because God was guiding his ministry, Paul wasn’t doing anything that God hadn’t already planned and given him power to do. Similarly, God told Jeremiah that God had called him, even before he was born, to do special work for God. God knows you intimately as well, and he chose you to be his even before you were born. He wants you to draw close to him and to fulfill the purpose he has for your life.
But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace. Then it pleased him to reveal his Son to me so that I would proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles.
When this happened, I did not rush out to consult with any human being. (Galatians 1:15, 16 NLT)