If You've Ever Doubted Yourself or God's Plan for Your Life
Let’s Talk About Self-Doubt:
I’m going to start out by talking about Moses. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Ummm… what? I’ve always thought of Moses as God’s go to guy. A split the rock, pillars of fire raining from the sky, parting the red sea, manna raining down from the heavens, stand up to the Pharaoh kind of guy.” I used to think the same thing.
But let’s all turn to Exodus 3 and read about Moses receiving his calling from God at the burning bush. Here, Moses was in the middle of telling God that He had the wrong guy to free the Israelites. He gave a number of excuses, so that God would realize His mistake in choosing Moses and move on.
1. My past is too messy (Exodus 2:11-14)
2. My inability is too great (Exodus 4:10)
3. Someone else can do better (Exodus 4:11-12)
But God replied “Hmmm, nope sorry, I chose you.” (I’m paraphrasing, but you get it) ;)
Do you ever give similar excuses when God calls you to do His will?
Throughout this whole exchange, Moses doesn’t doubt that God can do what He says He can do but Moses doubts himself and his own abilities. I feel like we do the same thing. We know for a fact that God plan will be accomplished, but we doubt that God can use US to do so.
The Good News:
To all of the excuses Moses had given for himself and to all of the excuses that we give for ourselves, God replies, “I AM THAT I AM.”
Now, I’ve always been confused by this statement because I felt that it was so vague. But friends let me tell you, this statement is not vague… it’s all encompassing.
So, any shortcomings that Moses had or excuses that we give for ourselves don’t matter because whatever we feel that we lack, scripture says that, in Christ, we lack nothing!!!!
We can’t give excuses like, “I’m too shy” or “My past is too messed up” or “I’m not holy enough to accomplish your will, God” because in Jesus Christ, we are made confident, the past is gone and we are made holy and righteous in Him.
And this is so comforting because it’s meant display that it’s not about us at all. It’s about what Christ can do through us. As it turns out, the more we lack the better, because that means that His glory can be more visible through us!
So, I just want to encourage ya’ll – It’s important to remember that it’s really not about us or our abilities but what Christ has the ability to do through us. All we need to be is a vessel, willing to let Him work through us.