Has the story of Moses ever reminded you of yourself? Have you ever said, “Who am I Lord?”


Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh . . . ?” (Exodus 3:11) . . .  
” . . . I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” (Exodus 4:11-12)
And yet, in spite of this, Moses said, “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.” (Exodus 4:13)

Have you ever been that stubborn?

But don’t we all have insecurities and doubts like Moses about ourselves at various times of our lives? I know I had for years, and still do quite often. We might think we are weak, too busy, scared, tired, dumb, a failure, hopeless. We may think we aren’t good enough to do anything of value. We may think we’re too old. And it’s true, many of us have handicaps that hold us back.

If you knew me and heard all my complaints, you would know.

When we feel that nudge from God to do something, do we—maybe a bit too easily—say to God, “Who am I?” Don’t you remember, God, I have problems that make it hard to do things? I shouldn’t have to do this. “. . . please send someone else.”

We’re no different from Moses. We fear to live the life God intends for us. Yet, no matter our weaknesses—there are always things we can do—big things or little things.

In the passages above, Moses still thought he was operating under his own power. He did not realize that God was with him and that he would be in charge. Moses would not be on his own. He was doing God’s work and God would give him the strength he needed.

As Jesus said, “My grace is all you need; for my power is strongest when you are weak.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Moses did come to realize that with God all becomes possible. That’s the beauty of faith—the beauty of believing, even in that which seems impossible.

Is God calling you to do something for him? What have you learned from Moses?