When Moses encountered God in the burning bush, he wasn’t thrilled with the assignment God had for him: to go to Pharaoh and seek the freedom of the Israelites.
Moses posed several questions to God in Exodus 3 and 4: “Who am I to go before Pharaoh?” “Who shall I tell the people of Israel sent me?” “What if they don’t believe me?” “Why me, since I am slow of speech and slow of tongue?”
The Lord patiently reminded Moses that He would always be with him—that Moses wouldn’t have to face Pharaoh alone. God told Moses His name: the great I am, the God of Moses’ ancestors. Then God equipped Moses with special signs to prove that he had been sent of the Lord. When Moses raised his last objection, God reminded him that He had made Moses’ mouth and given him everything he needed to accomplish the task at hand. God was never angry with Moses until Moses said, in effect, “God, this sounds wonderful, but I’m not the man for the job. Find someone else.”
Have you been called to a job you feel totally inadequate to accomplish? That’s okay. God is faithful to fulfill His calling for you. All He wants are willing vessels.
Father, I thank You that You always equip us to do the work You have called us to do. Help us to go forth in Your strength today.