But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Ex. 3:11)
JESSICA COX STUNNED THE WORLD when she became a certified pilot. Even though Jessica had learned to drive, held a black belt in tae kwon do, and graduated with a psychology degree from college, few would have predicted her success. Why? Because unlike most pilots, Jessica was born without arms—a limitation she never accepted.
As a deposed-prince-turned-prophet, Moses was God’s choice to deliver the people of Israel from slavery. But stripped of political power, wealth, and influence, Moses had spent decades as a humble shepherd. Uncomfortable with the Lord’s decision, Moses only noticed his rough clothing and dirt-encrusted hands. He questioned the Lord’s choice of leader. How could a shepherd guide Israel to freedom?Like many of us, Moses was held captive by his own perceived limitations.
But just as Jessica learned to set aside the low expectations of a world focused on physical wholeness, God intended for Moses to disregard anxiety about his appearance, age, and lack of position. If God didn’t require a prophet to fit a particular mold to make a difference in the lives of others, He doesn’t expect us to, either.
Instead, our weaknesses are a testimony to His power. God enables us to do that which we couldn’t do on our own because the question isn’t, “Who am I?” but, “Who is God?”
Ask the Lord to direct you as you seek to impact someone’s life.
Tammy Kennington is a preschool director and literacy intervention specialist. Tammy enjoys playing board games with her husband and four children.