Tuesday, April 6, 2010


“But Moses asked God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and that I should bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’” (Exodus 3:11)

The question Moses asked God is one that many who are called into full-time ministry ask. Who am I, that God could use me in this way? We know from the results in Moses’ life that it has less to do with us and far more to do with God, that is, with who He is and what He can do with these “clay vessels.” An old axiom says it this way: “God doesn’t need our ability; He just needs our availability.” He enables us and empowers us for whatever task He gives us.

Let’s take this a step further. The New Testament reality is that God gives spiritual gifts to each believer. Every Christian has at least one ability that is given by the Holy Spirit for ministry. Some Christians have more than one. That means every one of us are called to minister in some fashion. We each have a commission from God to work for the advance of His kingdom.

What sometimes happens is that folks will take that early Moses stance: “Who am I, that God could use me?” Believers will sometimes hesitate because of some uncertainty about whether they can do this or not. But what we need to understand is that this is a spiritual calling from God, and God is looking for a simple faith response: “Lord, Your will be done.”

So, what has God commissioned you to do in His kingdom? And how is that going?

Lord, Help us to be spiritually perceptive to understand Your leading, and help us to serve in the work of Your kingdom based on Your calling, laying aside our hesitations. Amen.

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