Exodus 3:1-5 (KJV)

1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

How do you respond when God tells you to do something that seems beyond your capabilities?

Are you full of excuses, giving Him reasons why He picked the wrong person? That’s exactly how Moses responded. When the Lord gave him the gigantic task of leading the Israelites to freedom, He was calling Moses to a significantly higher level of commitment. If we hope to step obediently into our God-given challenges, we must answer the same questions Moses asked.

Who is God? 

This answer is important because it determines the authority of the One telling us what to do. The two names the Lord used–the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (v. 6) and “I am who I am” (v. 14)–identified Him as the sovereign Creator and self-existent, everlasting One who keeps His promises. This means there is no higher authority, and He has every right to command our obedience.

Who am I? 

When Moses questioned whether he was the right man for the job, the Lord gave him a promise: “Certainly, I will be with you” (v. 12). The man was able to fulfill the assignment only because God chose to enter into a relationship with him. The Christian’s source of adequacy is his or her relationship with Christ and the presence of His indwelling Holy Spirit.

When God gives you a tough assignment, remember that as your Creator, He has designed specific tasks for you to achieve. If you refuse to obey, you’ll miss what He has planned for your life. Just think what Moses would have forfeited had he said no.

Too much is at stake. Trust God and go!

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