Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Exodus 3:

Moses had no problem with God’s plan to deliver the children of Israel until he finds out that something is required of him. It is fear and insecurity brought about by a lack of identity that causes this response.

Exodus 3:11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?”

Exodus 4:

In this chapter we see how self centered Moses was; all he could think about was who he was not instead of whom God is. All he could see was his inability to perform the task at hand when all God was looking for was someone to perform through.

Exodus 5:

Exodus 5:2 But Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and besides, I will not let Israel go.”

Pharaoh represents the self willed mind or intellect; he who trusts in his own ability. Everyone has a Pharaoh in them that only believes in the solid evidence of logic and fights against any thought or idea that would bring challenge to his thinking.

Note in verse two what Pharaoh (the mind) says. “I do not know the LORD”. Obedience to the voice of God is dependent on an intimate relationship or knowing Him.

Exodus 14:11 Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt?
Exo 14:12 “Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”
Exo 14:13 But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.
Exo 14:14 “The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.”

Verse 14: If you cannot speak the answer, than it would be better to remain silent until you can!

Here we see a different Moses, we see a man who is starting to know God and to trust Him; a man who is now starting to speak the answer and not the problem; a man who is starting to think and speak like God; a man who is starting to discover who he is!

Remember: God does not call the qualified; He qualifies the called!

One Reply to “Who Am I?”

  1. Discovering who I am in God seems like a physics or calculus question to a lot of people. One thing I remember Mike preaching on was Don’t Try — Just Be. How does one just be? they just be. As an artist, I strive for originality, and try not to become like an artist I admire, simply because it’s not who I am and I’ll only go so far and then become frustrated, and then find someone else to emulate.

    God says he has a plan and a purpose for our lives and it’s not meant to be lived through someone else. God created us wonderfully and fearfully, meaning we are all different, but all called to the same plans and purpose. God is no respecter of persons either, which seems pretty straight forward.

    The last little while I’ve been meditating on people like King David and Job. Different people at different times, but faced with similar situations. In the end, they stood their ground, called unto God and remained strong in their faith and soldiered on, despite the seemingly tempting advice to do things otherwise from close confidents.

    I’ve been facing situations lately and like everyone in life I have choices about what I should do. Some people run, some people stay and fight the fight. I’ve been tempted to run, but I wont because of the call God has on my life and the purpose he has for me here in Victoria. It’s scary at times, but also exciting because I have no idea how, when, what or where God is going to come through. The truth is he has. My job is to go towards the promise and grasp hold of it and embrace it. Not many religions let you do that. If not any of them.

    I am still walking this path known as life and soon, everything will come into full frame. But I still have to soldier on.

    – Casey

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