As I grow in my faith walk I have seen that God will call on you, and it’s unclear how things will work out. He will ask you to move across the country, start a business, or lead His people. How do you answer God’s call when you feel doubt and fear?
In Exodus 3 Moses is speaking with God who’s appearing to him as a burning bush. First, he tells Moses that he is the God of his father, Jacob, and Abraham. Then, says that he has heard the cries of the children of Israel and wants Moses to deliver them out of Egypt.
What I’ve found so powerful about Moses’ first encounter with God is how he affirmed him before sharing his plan. Here Moses is in Median attending to his flock minding his own business and God calls on him, and with a small task but with leading his people. Have you ever felt like God is asking to do something that’s bigger than your capabilities?
I know that in my life God has asked me to give up some parts of my lifestyle, change locations, and so much more. Writing this post alone seemed like a lot to ask from me since I’m not a preacher or bible scholar. However, just like Moses he reminds us of who we are and shows us that we are capable.
The key is not to be weighed down by the overall task, but to see the bigger picture. Every time he’s called on me, I remember him reminding me of who I am and our past victories together. Know that the plan He for good, and when you put your trust in Him things will come together (Philippians 4:13).
Who Am I?
After God shared his plan that for the children of Israel, Moses replying, “ Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11 NKJV
I love Moses’ response because it reminds me of my own conversations with God. Many times I have said, “Who am I do to this God? I don’t have the contacts or experience and I’m scared. What makes me qualified to do this?” Moses was in the same place because he ran away from Egypt, he had a speech impediment and didn’t see how he could be a leader.
When all we see are thing things holding us back we miss the blessing in being called by our Father. He’s not moved by what we feel we need to qualify for the job. He made us, knows what we are capable of, and has already made provisions for us to succeed.
Depending on God
God replies to Moses by saying, “I will certainly be with you.” Exodus 3:12 NKJV
Sarah Jakes Roberts once said that we can’t always depend on people certainly being with us but we can always depend on God. He always there with us in the midst of our trials, fears, and uncertainty. We can count on him walking with us.
The key to answering God’s call is to not focus on if we are qualified enough but seeing that he’s already put inside of us what we need. There are no requirements needed to be used by God, just your obedience, and faith. Let go of your fears, doubts, and wondering who am I to do this. You’re not alone on this journey through life, remember that he promised to certainly be with you.