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Exodus 3.1-12 “The LORD Calls Moses”

“Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.”

Exodus 3:10 (NLT)

God’s calling is a great mystery. Clearly, Moses was set apart from birth. Extraordinary circumstances saved him from the king’s edict. Then he was raised in Pharaoh’s household. But it wouldn’t be until Moses was eighty years old that he would discover his calling in no uncertain terms.

God hand-selected Moses to deliver the children of Israel. Moses did not feel qualified. That is often true of the men and women whom God chooses. In fact, if you feel qualified, then you probably aren’t! Whereas Moses felt qualified earlier in life, now he stuttered and felt he wasn’t the right man for the job. He didn’t want to go. But God called him anyway. Moses said, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?” But it didn’t matter who Moses was or wasn’t. What mattered was that God would be with him and give him everything he needed to do the job.

This is true of each one of us. It doesn’t matter who we are; what matters is who God is and what He has called us to do. It has been said that God’s commandments are His enablements. If God has called us to something, then we can rest in the confidence that He will bring it about.

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”

Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

What is God calling you to do? There is His universal calling as revealed in His Word: love God and love people. But do you know His specific calling for your life? You can ask Him to show you.

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)

When He shows you, then it is up to you to take the next step of faith. Have you done this?

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