I Can

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 3:7-15, 4:1-17 (day one) 

“But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ “–3:11

Familiar place for me.  Insecurity.  Inadequacy.  “I can’t do that.”  “I don’t know how.”  I know these words all too well.

A few years before, Moses probably wouldn’t have verbalized self-doubt.  He was brash and self-confident.  Then, life collapsed.  A very public fall from grace and a criminal record and the loss of all he had.  Forty years in the desert at a blue collar job had done its job.  He learned humility.

Confidence is the second lesson of the spiritual life.  (Humility is always the first) Once God teaches us to say, “I can’t” (in my own strength), He teaches us to say, “I can” (if God will be with me).

It is a turning point.  For Moses.  For us.  “I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”–Philippians 4:13.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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