In part 1 we discussed what to do during the waiting season. (Click here if you missed it).
In Exodus 3:7-22, we are now at the point in the burning bush experience where God reveals His grand plan to deliver the people from Egypt and that plan involves Moses. But…Moses has some questions for God.
Moses has questions about the plan, was he really the best person for the job? Who should he say sent him? What would he say if people didn’t believe him? And God has all the answers. Not only did God have all the answers, He gave Moses a play by play of what would happen. What he would say, how the people would react, who would believe him and who wouldn’t. God told Moses that it wouldn’t be easy but God would demonstrate His power and that Pharaoh would let them go, not only let them go but they were not leaving empty handed!
Here’s the thing though, sometimes God may not give you a play by play of what will happen. Sometimes He just tells you what you need know in that moment and you will have to choose to take that step in faith.That is why is called faith. If you knew exactly what would happen it wouldn’t be faith would it?
Moses had questions about his suitability for task (verse 11). He felt inadequate to do the task that God had given him. Guaranteed, God will always give you a task that you are not able to do on your own. “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh?” “Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”
We might ask God. “Who am I that I should_____”(*fill in the blank). Notice that God doesn’t respond to make Moses feel better about himself. God doesn’t say “What are you talking about Moses? I have chosen you because you are special. I believe in you. I know you can do this.” In fact God’s response has absolutely nothing to do with Moses. Nothing to do with Moses’ capabilities as a leader, as a highly educated man or a former prince. God’s response has nothing to do with Moses and everything to do with God. He says “I will be with you.”
God has chosen you not because of what you can do. He has chosen you because of what He can do through you. What ever your task is, God says “with Him all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26)
Is there something that God is calling you to do and you feel inadequate, unequipped and unable to do? God has a special promise for you found in Isaiah 41:10.
Fear not for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
What are some of the promises you claim when you feel overwhelmed?