On the day when The Lord spoke to Moses in Egypt, The Lord said to Moses, I am the LORD; tell Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you. But Moses said to The Lord, Behold I am of deficient and impeded speech; how then shall Pharaoh listen to me? EXODUS 6:28-30 AMPC
Imagine God telling you that you must go to the President and demand something this drastic. We would be certain that we must have heard God incorrectly. We wouldn't expect to get past the secret service, let alone be granted an audience with the president. It is no wonder that Moses was anxious and offered up excuses; he felt completely inadequate to do what God was asking of him.
But note, before God commands Moses to do the impossible He states: "I am the LORD." This declaration is the truth Moses must internalize before He speaks to Pharaoh. He does not want his confidence to be based in his own ability, but rather in knowing that God is behind him.
Do you ever feel that God has asked you to do the impossible? When we are insecure, instead of focusing on our own lack of ability, try instead to focus on who God is. Reflect on what He has already done for you or those you know. Sing a worship song about His greatness and his character.
God, thank You for what You have already done in my life. When I am scared, please help me to remember Your mercy and greatness. Thanks for fighting our battles, even when we can't see what You are doing. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Marie Matarazzo, Connection Group Leader