But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”Exodus 3:11–12

She could have given up. After all, countless other Hebrew mothers had felt the sting of Pharaoh’s order that all Hebrew baby boys were to be killed. Who was she to think her baby should escape this fate? But Moses’ mother believed in the one who controlled everything—even the direction her basket floated as it carried her baby down the Nile and into the princess’s arms.

When Moses was older, the same question loomed before him. Who was he to be the one to free the Hebrew nation? What made him special enough to earn Pharaoh’s attention and Israel’s allegiance?

You, God, made the answer simple in Your address to Moses from the burning bush. It is never my own personal strength that earns me a place in Your divine plan. You choose my role and then equips me with Your Spirit to bring it to pass. My work is in believing You to be who You say You are and trusting You will accomplish through me whatever You have called me to do.