“Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
Moses | Exodus 3:11
To most Christians, Moses is a deliverer who saved his people from the wrath of Pharaoh. But to me, Moses will always be the man that hesitated in front of the burning bush. He second-guessed God’s decisions, when the only thing that he needed to do was to pick up his staff and perform miracles.
As I looked at God’s assurances (and Moses’ excuses) in Exodus 3-4, I remembered all of my own fears, my doubts and offenses, my scars and imperfections…
…despite all of these sins, can God use people like you and me to enact His perfect will? Could we be deliverers in this new age, when the lost are the only ones that need saving?
Absolutely! Here are six reasons why God can use you to build His kingdom:
God gave Abraham and Sarah a son in their old age, even though he tried to start a family with her maidservant.
God gave Joseph the opportunity to save the lives of his brothers, even though they tried to kill him.
God used Moses to deliver the Israelites from bondage, even though he left them behind.
God gave the kingdom of Israel to David’s offspring, even though he slept with another man’s wife.
God gave Mary the honor of being Jesus’ mother, even though she had never entered the marriage bed.
God turned Paul into a warrior for Christ, even though he had persecuted His church.
If He can use an adulterer, a slave, a coward, a murderer, a teenage girl, and a zealot to build His kingdom, then why not us? Why should we hide from a miracle-working God, who turns water into wine and broken people into co-heirs with Christ?
The truth is that we are all imperfect vessels, waiting to be filled…and if you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, your wait is over! The Holy Spirit is inside of you, and you can pour out His wonders in this fallen world.
Are you ready to answer His call? Then pick up your staff and go!
Dear God, give me the courage to follow You wherever You may lead me. Help me fulfill the Great Commission by sharing the love of Christ with those who need it the most.
Related Bible Verses: Genesis 17:15-21, Genesis 45:4-9, Matthew 1:18-22, & 1 Thessalonians 5:24