This past weekend I watched a message by Louie Giglio about Exodus 3 where God speaks to Moses through a burning bush that doesn’t burn up. He had a variety of great insights about the whole encounter but one especially stood out.
Moses was 80 years old when God sent him to Egypt as His messenger to lead the Israelites out of slavery. Moses questioned God’s choice of him and with good reason. He wasn’t on anybody’s A-list. He was over-the-hill. On the downside of life. Literally, out to pasture tending his father-in-law’s herds.
When Moses expressed concern about being the right man for the task God didn’t reassure him by building up his confidence but by simply stating that He, God Himself, was going to be with Moses. God was the assurance factor in all of this; Moses was merely the human mouth piece.
But maybe God chose Moses exactly because he wasn’t qualified for such a monumental endeavor. That way no one would argue about who deserved the credit and the glory. And maybe God doesn’t call those who think they should be called because He doesn’t want the hassle of people debating who deserves the attention; it should always go to God.
When Paul wrote to the believers in Corinth about the ministry they had been given of sharing the Gospel of Jesus he referred to it as a treasure and that they were mere jars of clay. Notice why Paul uses that analogy.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:7
Reread that last part. Paul said it happens this way so show that the “all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”
If God puts some task in front of you today or this week that seems too big for you to handle, consider it an open invitation to be part of God’s unfolding and amazing story. He is working all around us in some pretty amazing ways and he needs a few more nobodies to share in the adventure.