“Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
– Exodus 3:10-11
Have you ever wondered why following Holy Spirit’s leading doesn’t always lead you to an easier journey? Perhaps you began experiencing your greatest challenges when you surrendered your will to God’s. Maybe the saints told you that following God would make everything work out right, only to find out that it isn’t always “right”. Whatever your testimony, God has purpose in the assignment. When the Lord instructed Moses to confront Pharaoh, Moses quickly began to doubt his ability to perform the assignment. He was no different than some of us; we want to do great things for God but when we reach the fork in the road, we hesitate and think about turning around. For some, it may be that you felt God’s unction in a particular direction, you heard His voice, and you said “yes” only to experience a greater sense of conflict or defeat. When we recall how we used to feel, it doesn’t take long before we begin to wonder whether we truly heard from God. We can spend a great deal of time doubting ourselves without thoroughly giving God the credit He deserves. Before we travel the road of “I can’t” I suggest we reach a place of accepting God’s choice in the matter.
He has promised us a bright future (Jeremiah 29:11) but it is often birthed out of adversity. It is during the seasons of adversity that God is preparing us for the “expected end”. With Moses, he was trained for 40 years, living as an Egyptian and watching the enslavery of his people, Israel. That chapter of his life closed when he could no longer maintain his peace toward injustice directed at his people. At that point he killed an Egyptian and fled. After Moses lost control of his emotions, and fled for his life, he found himself in an unfamiliar place. Just like us, when we are in the unfamiliar God has a way of meeting our innermost needs. It was in that place that he found safety, instruction and purpose. God was able to get Moses’ attention in a way that he could understand. Although Moses obeyed God, he questioned his ability and qualifications to do what God asked of him. Moses was racked with fear and doubt, referring to the familiar – his natural limitations rather than God’s supernatural power.
Isaiah 46:10 declares that our end is already known from our beginning. Before we lose confidence in who and what He has called us to do, the Lord wants us to consider Him. We can trust Him regardless of the circumstances.
Father, today I acknowledge that You are omnipotent, the God who is all-powerful. Help us to trust Your call for my life. Whatever You have told me to do, let me not consider who I am not but Who you are. I thank You, Lord, for providing what I need when I need it. In Jesus name. Amen.
Reflect & Journal
What has God told you to do that you that you are afraid to do?
If you have the certainty that God has spoken, have you asked Him to strengthen you and give you the courage to obey Hill will? If not, do so now. (write your prayer)
Think about all your reasons for why you haven’t obeyed God in the past. Do you see a pattern in your life? If so, search the scriptures to see what God says about each reason you have used to disobey Him. Choose to trust God over your doubts and fears.