Week 1, Day 1

Excuse #1

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt” (Exodus 3:11)?

Basically I can hear Moses saying, “Okay, God, what are You thinking? You want me to do what? Lead over a million people out of Egypt into a land unknown? How is Pharaoh ever going to say yes to that?”

Today we may view this scenario as crazy and certainly not relevant personally. Yet how often have we ever heard someone making these comments?

  • I’m just a housewife.
  • I have no college education.
  • I work many hours at my job and don’t have time.
  • I’m getting too old.

When a challenge lays before us, whether speaking to a friend about our love and trust in God or, if required, to care for another individual, do we hesitate? Do we try to find excuses?

Now listen to what God says to Moses:

[I AM] said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain” (Exodus 3:12).

The key words from this verse for us today are: I will be with you and you shall serve God. The challenges facing us in today’s world are not about the choices we will make, but about revealing Christ in us as He holds our hearts and minds on Him. It’s accepting that we will not take one step without Him as we live our lives in service to Him and for Him. No visible sign is needed, for we already have the Holy Spirit’s presence and power within us. We only need to trust Him.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

Now, ask yourself: As you walk through this day filled with challenges, how would this knowledge keep you moving forward for Him?

Prayer:  Dear Father in heaven, give me the boldness I need to trust that You will be with me wherever I go. Amen.