Updated: Oct 29, 2020
Do you ever find yourself asking God, what happened to your life? Do you remember when you were once bold, but then a tragic experience occurred that made you lose confidence in your abilities and purpose?
The book of Exodus describes Moses in a similar situation. Moses was the adopted Hebrew son of pharaoh’s daughter, and at one point he was trained to speak and act powerfully. Moses’ relatives were enslaved, and when he saw an Egyptian beating an enslaved Hebrew person, Moses killed the Egyptian in retaliation.
The Egyptian pharaoh learned of Moses’ deed and sought to kill him, and so Moses had to skip town to safety. He lost his prestige, power, and perhaps even his courage. But many years later he was tasked with empowering God’s people once again.
When God called Moses to lead the Hebrews out of Egyptian bondage, Moses told God that He did not feel qualified to do the job. All of a sudden, this man who was once trained to speak powerfully said he could not speak well. What happened to Moses?
God’s plan is that we never lose our courage. He never desires for trauma to cause us to lose our abilities and our confidence. God’s plan is to be strong in our weakness. He wants to perform His word in and through our lives.
We will always be more powerful when we move in God’s confidence and strength rather than just our own limited abilities. Today, ask God to be strong and courageous in you.
Father God in the name of Jesus, we thank you and praise you for this day you have given us to make a difference in Your kingdom. Lord, we stand on Your word that says that when we are weak you will be strong for us. Help us to stand strong and courageous in You, and to speak when injustice is happening in our land. Help us to move on behalf of your people, being empowered by the great deposit you have given us, which is Your Holy Spirit. We thank you and praise you on this day. It is so, in Jesus’ name. Amen.