11 But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”
The verse just before this one is God saying, “… You will lead my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.” Uhhh, what? Moses doesn’t have much experience leading people or doing much for that matter. At least until this point in history. God is calling him to lead God’s chosen people out of slavery. I would be second guessing myself too. Moses feels like a nobody. He feels like he isn’t worthy.
I think a lot of times, we will not think we are worthy until someone tells us otherwise. In this case, God told Moses otherwise. But think, if you have been telling yourself you aren’t worthy and if others are relaying a similar message, there is going to be a lot of self doubt. Lack of experience and confidence plays into this as well, but lets see what we can learn.
For me, I have felt unworthy a lot of different times in my life. One that sticks out is leading a bible study with some friends. It had been a dream of mine to start a bible study and grow closer to a group of dudes. I kept hearing I wasn’t ready. I need to figure myself out first before I pour into other dudes. I need to get my act together. I am not “good enough” to lead.
Listen. You are good enough. You are more than enough. Jesus died on the cross so that this promise would come true! We are never going to be perfect. We are never going to have our act together. You are never going to be fully ready to lead others! Once you realize this is once you will be freed to live the life God is calling you into.
Don’t let these thoughts cloud your mind or hinder your growth. You have so much potential. God made you for a purpose, for a reason. Go out and remind Him why.
Have I ever had the feeling of not being worthy?
Who can I encourage that they are worthy?
Dear Lord, we realize we aren’t perfect and don’t deserve you, but you love us anyways. Thank you for that. Thank you for the confidence we can have in Your name. It is through your son Jesus we are able to lead and love others well. Amen.
Have a great weekend!