March 20, 2018
Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.
—2 Corinthians 3:5
Moses saw the burning bush that didn’t burn up and heard God speak. He witnessed a miracle. Yet, when God said He would send Moses to Pharaoh to free his people, Moses balked. He responded, “Who am I that I should go?”
Moses continued to make excuses why he shouldn’t be God’s mouthpiece. He was not eloquent. He needed to know what name to call God. He thought the people would not believe him.
In short, he felt unqualified and insignificant. Yet God kept responding to Moses to build him up and calm his fears until Moses finally agreed to partner with Aaron to do what God commanded.
Moses had trouble trusting in God’s power even though he had stood in His presence and heard His voice. Moses kept looking at his own insufficiencies instead of looking at God’s sufficiency. We are not significant, nor enough on our own. God provides all we need, and He makes us sufficient.
When Moses finally trusted God, he accomplished great things. Moses developed his relationship with God one miraculous sign at a time. All God promised came to pass, and Moses led the people out of Egypt.
You are significant because God is doing a work in and through you. Trust that God will provide all you need for any task He calls you to do. We should not ask, “Who am I?” We should trust God who is the “I Am.”
Today’s One Thing
Trust God to help you do one thing you’ve been afraid to do, and take the first step toward accomplishing it.