Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Moses and God sure went round and round at the burning bush! Here we have God telling Moses, "You are the one I want. I'm going to use you to deliver my people from their oppression." Then Moses says, "Who me? Why me? They won't believe me. I can't speak well enough." (Notice all the me in his responses.) It was like telling God, "You don't know what you're doing." Moses must have been overwhelmed, shocked, and scared. Isn't that how we feel when God asks us to do something out of our comfort zone? Our response is often, "You want me to do what? Are you sure? There are certainly many areas where I know God has asked me to be his servant. He says, " I want you to nurture and train these three boys to be men after my heart." To be honest, sometimes that seems like a more daunting task than leading the Israelites across the desert. But who am I to compare my task with any other task given to any other person by God. We all have something God is asking us to do. What will our answer be? Do we trust that God is faithful to give us everything we need to fulfill the task he has given? Or do we get stuck on what we believe our abilities will allow us to do? It comes down to trusting or not trusting in God's ability to use me for His glory. It may be scary. There will be days filled with heartache and others full of joy. I will most certainly reach the point again of thinking I can't do this. It is then that I will remember - I can't! But God can!