In seasons when we face things that we are unqualified or inadequate to handle, we sometimes find ourselves losing sight of God, as well as the purpose that He has for us.
The fog thickens and it seems we are unable to see the future He has in front of us or how we are ever going to accomplish what He has called us to.
But, if we are able to look past our fog to see what God sees, the path presents itself, showing the way in which He uses our current situation to bless not only ourselves, but others around us.
And this story about Moses shows us how.
You see, if Moses had continued to protest against God, and didn’t follow that which He had called Him to do, how very different the people of Israel’s lives would have been — in the midst of severe brutality, under the corrupt hand of Pharaoh.
God said, “Now go, for I am sending you” (Exodus 3:10).
Oh but how often we find ourselves feeling disqualified when we hear His call.
And we, just as Moses, question God saying, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”
But, the truth is we don’t have to doubt or question our purpose, we no longer have to feel disheartened because the Bible reminds us of not only who God has created us to be, but who He has created us to be for others.
Within this chapter of Exodus, we see Moses starting a number of his questions with, “What if…”, “Who am I to lead…”, and “If I go…”
Yet, in the midst of all the anxiety he must be experiencing, in addition to the self-doubt, we find that God replies with the most comforting answer of all, “I will be with you” (Exodus 3:12).
2 Corinthians 3:5 even reads as follows, “It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.”
In turn, there is not one thing in this temporary life that we can expect to do without God being a part of it, or else we will always find ourselves feeling insufficient.
The fact of the matter is He didn’t make us to do things on our own.
For, he gave us this life so that we might be dependent on Him, establish a relationship with Him, and be less dependent on ourselves to do it the right way, and more dependent on Him to do it the right-eous way.
But, the fact of the matter is that we still find ourselves being our own worst enemy, as anxiety threatens to steer our mind off of the purpose and plan that God has over our life because of what we see as limitations and incapabilities within that of our own character.
However, it is through these same limitations that God reminds us that his power is limitless, and uses these weaknesses as stepping stones or building blocks to lead us into what He has called us to be.
In turn, when we believe little in the purpose that He has planted within us, we might very well be missing opportunities for Him to use us, without even realizing it.
We have to take a leap of faith, and remember that the very same promise that God made to Moses — of being with him — is the same one He has made to us today, tomorrow, and forever.
For, if we lose sight of these truths the enemy will try to convince us otherwise.
But as a Pastor I listen to regularly, Pastor Mike Todd, says, “If you’re feeling underqualified, do what you can do, and God will do what you can’t.”
As a result, many people around the world are making a difference in the lives of others through their purpose, whether it be through supplying food to those in need, or through simply offering a ride to someone walking in the rain.
A most recent act of this can be seen following the aftermath of the tornado that took place in Jefferson City, Missouri.
For, many volunteers have come together to offer a helping hand to those who need it the most, in turn blessing the lives of several victims through a simple act of love.
In turn, I ask that you might pray with me for those who are feeling discouraged by their current situation, that they might not let that discredit the purpose that God has over their lives.
For, it is through His word that we can be reminded of just how much the purpose of one, can serve as a blessing to many.