Moses is standing in front of the burning bush arguing with God about his assignment. God tells Moses, "I am sending you to Pharaoh to lead my people out of Egypt."
Moses protests, "Who am I to do this job?"
God answers, "It’s not who you are, but it’s who I am.”
Moses protests again, "But who are you? What is your name compared to Pharaoh's name?"
God answers, "I am who I am” – Exodus 3:10-14.
But Moses protested again, "What if they won't believe me or listen to me? What if they say, 'The LORD never appeared to you'?" – Exodus 4:1.
When God calls us to make a “risky” move for Him, we often worry and try to reason ourselves out of it. We spend too much time analyzing what could go wrong.
“What if I can’t do it? What if I fail? What if I’m not good enough? What if I make the wrong move? What if I lose my job? What if I make a bad mistake? What-if this, or what- if that?”
The “what- ifs” only lead to frustration and they are nothing more than the enemy’s attempt to distract us from the assignment that God has for us.
My dear friend, God has new and greater opportunities for you. Taking the extra step of faith is necessary and this often means believing in yourself and trusting Him with your “what-ifs.” So step out and do what you’ve been called to do, and you’ll see that God will step in and do the rest.
Carolyn Crow is a contributing writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org