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 3:11)
What makes the above passage intriguing is the fact that, 40 years earlier, Moses was brimming with confidence that God would use him to deliver Israel from bondage. After killing an Egyptian taskmaster and breaking up a fight between two Hebrews, Acts 7:25 reveals that "(Moses) supposed that…God would deliver them by his hand..."
Four decades later, however, when God called Moses from the burning bush, all Moses could say was "Who am I?” Little did Moses know that God had been training him for this very task. Forty years as a shepherd in the wilderness taught Moses humility, perseverance and survival skills. He was now ready to lead a nation through such a wilderness, and on to the promised land.
At times we also feel overwhelmed by the challenges of life. Examples include starting a new job, work position or class, unexpected changes in plans, serious illness, financial problems, family issues, setbacks, loss of loved ones, or loneness.
Perhaps, like Moses, our initial reaction is "Who am I…to handle this?” Left to our own resources, we may indeed be “over our heads” in many instances. But consider this – God may be using those very circumstances to prepare us for something greater in this life. More importantly, recall God’s reply to Moses, "I will certainly be with you” (Exod. 3:12). Moses soon discovered that with God’s help he could and would lead his people out of bondage.
God will do the same for us, leading us through any challenge we face in life. “…with God, nothing shall be impossible" (Lk. 1:37).
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