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.”Exodus 4:11–12
Moses wasn’t looking for a burning bush. But there it was, blazing away in his path—in the middle of the desert.
Moses wasn’t looking for a sign from You, God, because life was finally “normal” for him. Having escaped into anonymity from his former life as Egyptian royalty, he was very content with his plain-but-comfortable surroundings. His family, his job as a shepherd—his life was predictable and safe.
But You were calling him to a much bigger mission than the wilderness of Midian could afford. It would mean risk. Even danger. Worse still, the possibility of failure. So Moses answered You the same way I often do when You call me out of my comfort zone.
What if they don’t believe me? What if they won’t listen? What if I mess up? And ultimately, who am I to be the one for so great a task?
Your answer to Moses is the same for me. It’s not who I am, it’s who You are. It wasn’t about skills or abilities or persuasion or looks or money. It was about You, the One who is the great “I am,” the Creator and sustainer of the universe, who is more than able to make my obedience matter in Your kingdom. I will trust the great I Am!