In Exodus chapter 4, we find Moses at the burning bush trying to explain to God how he was not good enough to do what God had asked him to do. God listens to Moses’ objections, providing answers to his concerns. God was patient and addresses every objection raised by Moses until he asked God to send someone else. Our doubt provokes God’s anger because He wants us to trust Him at all times.
Moses, just like us, felt like he was not good enough for God to use. Unlike the angels, we were created with tremendous need inside us. Our need to be fulfilled and complete is the reason God sent his Son, Jesus to die for us. The fact that mankind has needs allows God to show up and perform a miracle in our lives. After all the objections and inner doubts, God turned Moses’ story into something beautiful. God knows your needs and your short comings before he asks you to do something. If we focus on our weakness, we will never see His strength.
In 2 Corinthians 12:7 Paul says “So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.”
Paul prayed three times about the thorn and it was not removed. God said “my grace is sufficient for you”. God will not always remove the problem, sometimes God gives us the grace to go through the storm. That process allows us to be sharp and alert.
That storm or circumstance He allowed you to go through was not to tear you down; it was to keep you sharp, to keep you moving, AND make you a survivor.
Paul continues in 2 Corinthians 12:9 to say, “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Paul realizes his weakness allows God to work in his life and God gives him power and strength to face the storms of life.
If you want to know more about how you can walk in confidence and into God’s divine purpose for your life, get my teaching “Moses and An Angry God”. I’ll show you how to overcome the enemy’s attacks to make you dwell on your past mistakes and shortcomings and how to position yourself to answer God’s call to live out his will for your life.
God bless you!
Living in Grace and Peace,
Dr. Derek Grier
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