You belong to God
'Who am I, that I should go?' Exodus 3:11 NIV
When God told Moses he was going to use him to rescue the Israelites from slavery, Moses replied: '"Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?" And God said, "I will be with you"' (Exodus 3:11-12 NIV). Moses summarised his fears and insecurities in one question, 'Who am I?' But, it's not about who we are, but whose we are. It's important to know our identity in Christ, but it's even more important to know that we belong to him.
That day, God revealed his name to Moses as 'I AM' (Exodus 3:14). His name is the solution to every problem and the answer to every question. His name calms every fear, answers every prayer, and wins every battle. At his name, angels bow and the enemy has to leave. At his name, our sin is forgiven. God chooses to accomplish his purposes through ordinary people like us. But, like Moses, we can say to God 'Who am I that I should go?' We think we're not good enough, that we've done too many things wrong, and that we don't have the right skills.
When we know who God is, and trust that we belong to him, we can stand on his promise: 'I will be with you,' and step out into the things he's calling us to.
So what now? Next time you fear doing what God's calling you to do, list all the incredible things you know about God's character. Ask him to help you trust that you belong to him.
Soulfood: Nahum 1-3 John 4:39-54 Ps 41 Pro 24:5-6,