Recently, in my morning quiet time, I came across the story of Moses and the burning bush. I have read this story quite a few times, but it always speaks to my heart, so I thought I would share it with all of you. For those of you who are not familiar with Moses, he was an Israelite born in Egypt at the time of Israel’s captivity. He was raised by Pharaoh’s daughter in the palace, apart from his people. He lived there in the Palace until, as an adult, he stumbled upon a fight between an Egyptian and an Israelite. He took justice into his own hands and killed the Egyptian man to protect the other, and so he had to flee to the land of Midian; where he settled, got married and started a family. It was there, one day in Midian as Moses was tending his father in laws flock that he came across the burning bush. As he stepped closer to it, God began to speak to Him from with in the bush. He spoke of his concern for His people, the Israelites, and of His desire to set them free. Then in Exodus 3:10 God said, “So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” And in verse 11, Moses replied, “Who am I, that I should go…?” If we were to keep reading we would see that Moses began to offer excuses and for each one, God reminded that he would go with him and give him all he needed to do all he’d called him to do.
Many of us can probably relate to Moses; we feel afraid or inadequate to handle some of the various situations in our life; and so we ask ourselves similar questions – Who am I that I should start this business? Who am I that I should have a strong marriage? Who am I that God would heal me?
If you are questionning your ability to handle new endeavors, old challenges, or feeling un-equipped to do all God has called you to do – I would love to remind you, just as God reminded Moses, that God is with you and has given you all you need to do all he’s called you to do.
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