But 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)

He was stubborn.

But don’t we all have insecurities and doubts about ourselves like Moses had 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. And it’s true, many of us have handicaps that hold us back in many ways.

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, I know there are always things we can do—big things, little things.

In the passages above, Moses still thought he was operating in his own power. He did not realize that God was with him and that He would be in charge. Moses did not have to do what he was asked on his own at all. 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 all things were possible with God and he became a great leader. What a story!

We have so much to learn from it.

What is God prompting you to do today?

Whatever you do, I hope your day is wonderful, with a sense that God is with you throughout.