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It’s Not About You

Posted: Friday, January 26

 Pastor Stephanie Humpa // Care Ministries Pastor

Pastor Stephanie Humpa // Care Ministries Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Exodus 2:11-3:22
Matthew 17:10-27
Psalm 22:1-18
Proverbs 5:7-14

 Verse of the day:     

“Look! The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them. Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3:9-10)


A few weeks ago Pastor shared in his message about how who the messenger is that God chooses to use is not always important. He referenced how God chose to use a donkey to get the word out when He needed to.  (Numbers 22:21-39) This is either humbling or encouraging depending on how your ego is doing today.  It’s amazing that God would choose to use any of us. We are flawed, prone to sin, and unreliable, but He chooses to use us anyways!

 

Reading through the conversation between God and Moses in Exodus chapter 3 is really interesting and relatable. God had seen the cruel treatment of the Israelites and the time was now to act.  He could have acted all on His own to set them free from their captivity but He chose to enlist Moses to be His messenger.  Moses responded though with much hesitation and self-doubt. The job was so big what if he failed with his part? How often do we have the same conversations with God?

 

What Moses failed to realize was that God didn’t need him to succeed. God was going to succeed all on His own. He was giving Moses the privilege to be used as a part of His plan. It never relied on Moses’ abilities. This is key for us to remember as well. Many mornings as part of my prayer time I pray that God would use to be to make a difference that day. Almost without fail on the days that I pray that I encounter situations that are bigger than myself to fix. I may not have the resources or the solution for the problem at hand but it doesn’t rely on me. God is the giver of those opportunities and He is the one that wants to move on the persons behalf. When I encounter these situations I do my best and trust God to do the rest.  He only is asking for us to be willing to be used.  He is the one who will come through.  I encourage you today to let God know you are willing to be used for His purpose today and then to watch as He brings opportunities your way.  Don’t doubt your abilities but trust God to bring the victories!