Has the Lord called you to do something? Be rest assured that you are the right one for the job!
Do you sense that you have a call on your life? Or are you wondering how to do what the Lord has for you? In our own strength, we will struggle but with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:23). Another reassuring scripture is Philippians 4; 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
The Lord made us and formed us, He knows our full potential when we grow up in Him and begin to yield to Him.
Lets look at an example in the bible. Moses!
The account of when the Lord called Moses to go and speak to Pharaoh can be found in Exodus 4. Moses did not want to go. He first started by giving all sorts of excuses!
Exodus 4: 1
And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The Lord hath not appeared unto thee.
The Lord reassured Moses by showing him signs and speaking to Moses. Exodus 4: 2-9
Exodus 4: 10 – 13
10 And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
11 And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.
From this account, you can see that Moses did not want to go. He properly felt, me?
Looking at the life of Moses in leading the children of Israel out of Egypt, you can see what the Lord saw in Moses!
- A meek man!
Numbers 12: 3
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.
- A man that would put the interest of others before his own.
Exodus 32: 9- 14
9 And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
11 And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.
13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.
14 And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
- A man that will stand in the gap for others.
Numbers 14: 11- 20
11 And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?
12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.
13 And Moses said unto the Lord, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;)
14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou Lord art among this people, that thou Lord art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,
16 Because the Lord was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.
17 And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,
18 The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.
20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to thy word:
- A man that will only do what the Lord directs him to do and only move at the command of the Lord.
Numbers 9: 18- 23
18 At the commandment of the Lord the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the Lord they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents.
19 And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the Lord, and journeyed not.
20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the Lord they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the Lord they journeyed.
21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.
22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.
23 At the commandment of the Lord they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the Lord they journeyed: they kept the charge of the Lord, at the commandment of the Lord by the hand of Moses.
The children of Israel were not an easy set of people to led. The Lord knew this. When you look at the account, you can see that Moses was the right person for the job. What a great man of God!. On several occasions he pleaded for the people, stopped plaques(Numbers 16: 44- 50) from destroying them all prayed for the people, a great man of God indeed. The Lord knew the potential in Him that Moses had and that’s why the LORD called Moses.
Has the Lord called you? The Lord sees great potential in you, once you obey, grow and yield to Him. Stop saying not me, you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you. Just as the Lord saw much more than Moses could see in himself, when the Lord first called him, so does the Lord see great potential in you.
Say yes, obey the Lord and see what you can do with the Lord working in you and with you.