COULD YOU BE ASKING THE WRONG QUESTION?
But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?"
One of the most dramatic stories in the Bible is the meeting between God and Moses at the burning bush. Moses was an eighty-year-old nobody, tending his father-in-law’s sheep on the backside of nowhere. God told Moses that he wanted him to go to Pharaoh and bring His people out of Egypt.
Moses was stunned. And he asked two key questions.
The first question is the one we so often ask, “Who am I?” The expanded version sounds like this, “I mean there is no way I can do this great thing you are asking, Lord. This is a big assignment, and I am not nearly big enough to pull this off.”
Interestingly, God never really answers Moses’ “who am I” question. The reason why is because it was an irrelevant question. It did not matter who Moses was. All that mattered is that God would be with him. The burning bush was a sight to see, but the amazing thing was not the bush, it was God in the bush. God could have used any old bush to produce the miracle. Who was Moses? Just a bush! And that was all God needed.
The second question Moses asked was highly relevant: “What is Your name” (who are You)? Now we are getting to the crux of the issue. “Who is God” is what matters in this assignment—and every assignment. God answered Moses’ question this way, “I AM WHO I AM …. Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
I AM is kind of a strange name, isn’t it? I AM is an unfinished sentence. I AM … what? I AM the ever-present tense God who is everything you will ever need, Moses. I AM able in any situation, and I will be with you when you face off with Pharaoh. I will deliver Israel through you, because I AM WHO I AM.
OUR BIG PROBLEM
Our big problem in life is that we spend way too much time thinking about ourselves and far too little time thinking about God. We constantly wonder if we are able. Well, wonder no more. We are not able. But He is more than able. We can do anything He calls us to do “through Christ who strengthens [us].”
It’s time you quit focusing on your frailties and limitations and start focusing on Him. Quit telling God why you can’t do what He has called you to do and start saying, “Yes, Lord. Thank you for calling me. I am able because You enable me.”
Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries
Dr. Jeff Schreve believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you. From His Heart provides real truth, love and hope on over 700 radio stations each day, in 182 countries each week on TV, and is always available online. Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All donations go to furthering the broadcast outreach. As a listener/viewer supported ministry, we thank you for joining with us to help speak the truth in love to a lost and hurting world. Go to www.fromhisheart.org for more information.
Growth and change are part of the Christian life. Are you moving forward with the Lord or have you become complacent and stagnant? In the Christian life you either grow and glow or dry and die. What is the next step for you? Maybe it’s baptism, spending more time in the Word, strengthening your prayer life, or seeking a spiritual mentor to guide you in your growth. Discover the next step for you with this series from Pastor Jeff Schreve.