But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” – Exodus 3:11 (ESV)
If you ever come across a burning bush that isn’t being consumed or hear an unseen voice from above that tells you that you are on holy ground, then you might assume you are hearing from God! For most of us, we hear the voice of God in a more subtle way – a knowing within us verified through the Scriptures, prayer and seeking wise counsel.
Many of us, like Moses, would undoubtedly balk at what we are told to do. We devalue ourselves as unworthy and unable to accomplish the seemingly monumental task that would be laid before us.
Unlike Moses, however, we have an example to confirm that God is greater than our deficits. As with Moses, when God calls you, He will provide the miraculous power needed to carry out the task at hand regardless of how insurmountable it may appear.
Every day we find ourselves called to do the will of God – either in a major or minor way. You can either rally to the call, or you can balk at it like Moses did. The truth is that if you are called, you will never be alone in carrying out the task. Remember, the only ability God expects you to have is availability!
Some time ago, I was making a difficult life decision. I knew the right decision to make, the one that God called me to make, but making that decision was going to be very difficult and hurt some people I care about. It would have been very easy for me to chicken out and just not make a decision, but I knew if I didn’t I would regret it for some time to come and the short term pain would be worth the long term results of following God’s plan.
I stepped out in faith and did it.
It was a tough time. I lost a lot of sleep. Didn’t eat much for a couple of weeks. At the end of the day, the decision did cause some hurt with people I love, but it was the right decision.
You can feel a great deal of pain, even if you’re making the decision God wants for your life. Often, these gut wrenching decisions are the ones needed for you truly to discover something special for your life. I encourage you, if you have a life decision and you know that you know that God wants you to step out – do it. It may be short term pain, but the long term benefits of following God’s will are worth it.