One of my greatest epiphanies as a mother who often feels overwhelmed was reading about Moses. I shared my epiphany in the post, Moses and Motherhood: The Beauty of Broken Vessels.
Today I had to rally up that same courage again so I gave myself a shot in the arm with a condensed version. Maybe you need one too:
“Moses, I want you to go tell Pharaoh to let My people go.”
(chuckles) “Lord, in case you haven’t noticed, I am one man and Pharaoh has thousands, and I don’t think he’s in the mood to just “let Your people go”…besides that, I have a speech impediment. Not qualified–too hard–can’t do it.”
“Moses, how smug of you to think I’m depending on YOU to do it. I AM that I AM. I will do it, I’m just using you as an instrument.”
When we understand that we are instruments in His hand and when we fully grasp that He is doing something really big through us–through our children, through our husbands, through our families, churches and communities–we can march ahead with confidence. He chose us! Full of impediments. Full of fear and weakness and fully human.
He knows our limitations and He still says, “Go, and I’ll work miracles through you.”
Sometimes I need to stop arguing with God about how inadequate I am and start facing my challenges with the unstoppable resolve of having I Am at my side.