Moses grew up as a prince in Egypt, but fled from Pharaoh after he had discovered his true identity and killed an Egyptian guard who was abusing a Hebrew slave. Having been in exile in the desert for about 40 years, Moses, was tending sheep when he saw a strange sight. Flames were rising from a bush, but the bush wasn’t burning up. As Moses approached the bush, he heard a voice calling his name. Moses, remove your sandals for you are standing on Holy ground. I am sending you to deliver My people from slavery. Moses began presenting a series of excuses why God couldn’t possibly use him; some of which may sound familiar to you.
Excuse No. 1: The “Who Am I?” Excuse
“‘Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’” Exodus 3:11
Moses had been herding sheep for 40 years, and the thought of a lowly shepherd, an outcast being one who could be used by God was beyond his realm of thinking.
God’s reply: “‘I have chosen you and will be with you.
Not only did God promise His presence, He also gave Moses assurance that the mission would be successful. Today we struggle with our inferiority and a false image of who we are as children of God.
THIS is who you are if you are a child of God… A Prince or a Princess.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
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