This is from 1.20.97. It was written the day after I gave my testimony about my abortion for the very first time in my church. I was terrified, but afterward God showed me how my story touched the people in the congregation. Now through articles, interviews, Life Interrupted, and My Life, Unscripted I continue to tell my story. Who knew?
“But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11
“Who am I Lord to do your work?” It is a universal question that brings us at odds with ourselves. We recognize we must be humble knowing we are nothing without God, yet we must also recognize we should be courageous knowing it is by God’s strength that we succeed. D.L. Moody put it this way:
Forty years thinking he was somebody.
Forty years learning he was nobody.
Forty years discovering what God can do with a nobody.”
Let me save you the time. You in yourself ARE nobody. In Christ you are somebody . . . somebody God can use.
God may not call you to be a great leader, but you may see your calling as just as intimidating. “Who am I?” may escape from you lips too. Listen to God’s answer, “I will be with you . . . .”
No matter who you are. No matter what God is asking you to do, or to say, or to write–God is with you and that is enough.
“Who am I?” you ask. You are God’s chosen vessel.
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