Come now, therefore, and 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 that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” So He said, “I will certainly be with you…” (Exodus 3:10-12 NKJV)
I’ve found that this is always the fear of almost everyone set out to do something new. Looking to self; one of the first enemies to progress immediately rears its ugly head. We start to look down instead of up but if we can only let it sink in that it’s not in our own strength…
Moses said… Me? No way! Who am I? …why me? What makes you think that I could ever go to Pharaoh and lead the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11 MSG)
It’s not just Moses. The Bible gives details of many more. We also have Gideon the mighty man of valour. When the angel of God appeared to him to give him his assignment, first of all because of his present circumstance, he didn’t believe God was with him. “God has left us. He has nothing to do with us. Why else are we suffering like this? Me? Mighty man of valour? Yeah right!!! I can’t do this”. …But God faced him directly: “GO IN THIS STRENGTH THAT IS YOURS. Save Israel from Midian. Haven’t I just sent you?… “I’LL BE WITH YOU. Believe me, you’ll defeat Midian as one man.” (Judges 14-16 MSG)
There was also Jeremiah who thought he was too young but the Lord said to him… “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, FOR I AM WITH YOU and will rescue you,” declares the Lord (Jeremiah 1:7-8 NIV)
FOR I AM WITH YOU… The Lord always promises to be with us. However, I was listening to some very interesting fact recently. When the Lord told Joshua… I will be with you just as I was with Moses (Joshua 1:5), He didn’t mean you would do the exact same thing that Moses did. So don’t get depressed or discouraged if you are not achieving the same results. You may have to step into the sea before is dries up rather than use a staff to part the sea like Moses did. It doesn’t mean I’m not with you. I’m still with you. I just want you to do things differently.
Are you in that position where you think there’s no way I can do this? Please know that you’re not on your own. The Lord says… I WILL CERTAINLY BE WITH YOU. He told Gideon… GO IN THIS STRENGTH THAT IS YOURS. Perhaps that’s your word today. Believe that… “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13 NIV).