“But, Who Am I?”
“But, Who Am I?”
“So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” -Exodus 3:10-11
Moses responded to God with a question that a lot of us have when challenged with something. “Who Am I, God?” Who am I, to be called to this. There is definitely someone better than me to do this. There is someone who is smarter, stronger, prettier, wiser, better. But in all reality, why do we even question it?
Do we think that the God who has formed the moon, the stars, and the Heavens doesn’t know what He’s doing when He calls us? If God didn’t know what He was doing, do you think He would call you?
“God doesn’t call the qualified, but He qualifies the called.”
What that means is you don’t have to have all the right credentials in order to do God’s will. What God wants from you is obedience. Just a simply saying “Yes God, I will do what you are calling me to. Even if it seems way out of my league, or if its way out of my comfort zone. I am putting you before my feelings, and I will follow your call.”
Let’s take a look at scripture to see great people who didn’t have the credentials, but simply said Yes to God, and became Great. Or, let’s just call them, Underdogs.
David: One of my personal favorites. David was the youngest brother of seven. He was so young, that when the Prophet Samuel came to anoint Him for his destiny, he wasn’t even called in from the fields (1 Samuel 16:11). That is how unqualified he was for the position of a King.
Moses: Moses was a murderer and a fugitive (Exodus 1:11-15), who also had a stutter (Exodus 6:30). Yet, he was the one who was called to lead the Israelite’s out of Egypt and to the Promise Land. God saw that underneath all of the “excuses”, there was potential for Moses to be great.
Paul: Paul persecuted, killed, and tortured God’s people (Acts 8:3, Acts 9). Saul, before he became Paul, was ruthless. He did not care, until one day. When God’s power was revealed to him, he fell blind on the ground. “Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing… For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.” (Acts 9:8-9). Paul was not a nice dude. Yet God called him out of that place, and into something greater than anyone, including the Disciples, could have imagined. “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.” (Acts 9:15). He went on to write over half of the New Testament, and lead nations to Jesus.
We ask God, “Why Me?”, But instead, we should be asking God, “Why NOT me?”
You see, God doesn’t need to see our credentials before He picks us to do something. Because He ALREADY knows. He knew what we were going to be capable of before we were born.
“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.”
– Habbukuk 2:3 (ESV)
The next time you feel God telling you to do something. Just do it. I promise that it’ll be worth it because He knows what He is doing. (Jeremiah 29:11). More than you even think He does.
WHO ARE YOU? You are a child of God, seated with Him in heavenly places, and you have a destiny and a purpose. You matter to God. That is who you are. Psalm 139.