Here’s what I truly believe: God does want to use your life to make a difference. He has given you gifts, talents, abilities, time, and resources to be used for his glory.
When overcome with insecurity, we can easily begin to make excuses as to why God can’t use our lives.
Almost every man or woman who was used by God in the Bible to do incredible things started off with either fear or doubt. The most reluctant of these people was, in my opinion, Moses. The story is found in Exodus chapters three and four. God meets with Moses at the burning bush and tells him his assignment is to inform Pharaoh to let the Israelites go.
“But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:1)
If you read Exodus chapter three, you learn that Moses gives God five excuses as to why he’s not the right guy for this assignment. His insecurity is on display. He informs God that:
- He’s not qualified
- He has no authority
- He’s not a leader
- He’s not capable
- He is not willing
I love God’s response to Moses’ insecurity. Vs. 11-12 – “The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
God doesn’t deal with Moses’ insecurities by teaching him anything about Moses. God deals with Moses’ insecurities by calling him to focus on who God is.
Moses was not enough. You are not enough. I am not enough.
So, when Moses says, “But God, I am not... Eloquent enough. Smart. Successful.” God responds, “I didn’t choose you because you were any of those things. I have enough of all those things for the both of us. You are not, but I am, God enough.”
By the way, Feeling inadequate is a prerequisite to being used by God. God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called.
Today’s Challenge: Overcome your insecurity by stepping out in faith. Move forward trusting God is leading you. Don’t let your feelings of inadequacy keep you from letting God use your life. Determine today to take a step of faith. Remember, God is enough.
- What insecurities do you fight concerning being used by God?
- What helps you overcome these insecurities?
- What step of faith is God asking you to take?
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