Called to Great Things
Come, 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 bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”Exodus 3:10-11
Have you ever been faced with a task that seems so dauntingly huge, you can’t see past the obstacles? Maybe you believe there really is light at the end of the tunnel, but you have no idea how to get there. Let alone, be the one to lead the charge.
I can imagine that is how Moses felt. He so quickly goes from having a monumental humbling moment before God, to questioning His plan of using him.
You can almost feel the doubt within Moses when He replies to God “Who am I…?”
Why would the God of the universe want to use Moses to accomplish something so great? Moses goes on to unload a laundry list of reasons God is picking the wrong guy. One by one he lists his inadequacies as if he thinks God will just say, “Moses, you are absolutely right! What was I thinking asking you??”
But God provides a solution for ever excuse Moses formulates to justify why he isn’t the right guy. Moses struggles with accepting the task placed before him. And honestly, I can’t blame him. I’m sure you and I would be slightly intimidated by the idea of leading one of the largest exodus’s in history, out of the most powerful kingdom of the time. Not to mention, one that you had personally been raised as royalty in.
God calls us as His children to big things. Big things, that we may not fully understand, we may not be able to see the end result.
But it all starts with obedience.
In the end, Moses obeyed God’s call on his life. But not before a lot of arguing and second-guessing. And I can’t help but think how common that is in our lives, how personal it hits me. It’s not unusual for most of us to have insecurities creep up when we are faced with doing something great.
Like Moses we will scrape the bottom of the barrel looking for any excuse to persuade us it’s just indigestion, and not God. But what if we didn’t?
What if we truly trusted God knows best? That when He calls us to something big or small, we just obey because we know He has made the right choice?
What if, we just said “Yes Lord”.
Sure, God probably won’t call us to lead a mass exodus of people out of a land ruled by a slave-driving Pharaoh. But what is it He has placed before you today? Maybe it’s stepping up as a leader among your peers at work, or school. Maybe it’s the conviction to stop playing House and make a lasting commitment to the person you share a bed with. Maybe it’s being the father, mother, husband or wife you ought to be despite the hardships and frustrations you face. Maybe, it’s just being obedient in the little things.
Moses had his downfalls. He made mistakes, let his emotions get the best of him. He wasn’t perfect. But God called him anyways. God equipped him and guided him to accomplish the task placed before him. But Moses also remained in close communion with God, leaning on Him and trusting He would provide. Despite how it looked at times, he remained obedient.
What is God calling you to? What is it that you need to be obedient in?
Let me know, because I’d love to pray for you as you journey in faith with Jesus.