I love the story of Moses myself. It’s such a reminder to me that although we all feel and often, are, totally inadequate, when we stop and listen, all things can be done through Christ’s strength in us. I cannot imagine, being called to do so great a thing. It’s no wonder that Moses responded as he did (I would too):
Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue. 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.” But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” (Exodus 4: 10–13)
Who are we to challenge His word? And yet how often do we (I) do just that? Yet we still so often feel inadequate; as though its impossible to do what He calls us to. We forget that we are beloved daughters of the King of kings (Romans 8: 16– 17). Whatever He has called us to do, He has also equipped us for that very task(Hebrews 13: 21). We simply need to live in obedience, hear His call on our lives and trust and obey Him every step of the way.
In Jeremiah 29:11 God clearly tells us, He has a plan and purpose for our lives. Every one of us. We are the body of Christ, each of us God has gifted uniquely, for His perfect plan. No one role or idividual is greater in purpose, than another. We must continue to encourage and be encouraged in these difficult days.Let us remember and hold His word in our heart. There is great inspiration there. Each story, each individual in the book, is there to remind us, to teach us, to edify us.
Consider Mary and Jesus, or what about when Jesus feeds five thousand people from a simple lunch of bread and fish. A, lunch that was packed by a momma, for her little boy. Nothing fancy there; just the ordinary and simple folks with a simple little meal meant for one little boy. Who would have guessed it would have such an impact? We just never know.
Someone said once, “for some we are the only Bible they will ever read”. We must be encouraged by that.
A missionary visiting our church once reminded us all, that we are missionaries, to our families, in our homes and communities. We cannot discount what God can do in and through us. If we are willing. When we are weak He makes us strong in Christ (2 Corinthians 12: 9). It’s all for His glory. May we remember that; the sooner we know its not about us but about Him, the more peace we will feel knowing that its all in His hands. Part of His perfect plan.
“There are miracles in the mundane.”
Clarkson, Sally; Perritt, Angela (2014-05-01). You Are Loved: Embracing the Everlasting Love God has for You (Kindle Location 984). Good Morning Girls. Kindle Edition.