But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
On several occasions I have visited Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Each time I looked up into those massive faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, l felt very small and incredibly insignificant.
Moses must have felt the same way as the enormousness of what God was asking him to do sank in. The original handful of people who had gone down to Egypt in the days of Joseph had grown to more than 600,000 men, plus women and children. Add to that the “mixed multitude” that would join them, and some scholars estimate that more than a million people made that historic exodus out of Egypt.
Moses knew that even if Pharaoh finally let these people go, the responsibility of organizing, transporting and providing food and water for them and their livestock would be staggering. No wonder Moses said, “Who am I, Lord?” Today he might have said, “Lord, I’m just a nobody. I don’t have the skills. I can’t do what You want me to do.”
Isn’t that typical? When God called Gideon, he replied, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house” (Judges 6:15). When God called Jeremiah, the prophet-to-be said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth” (Jeremiah 1:6).
It’s not unusual to feel inadequate for the tasks God gives us. It’s meant to be that way! God wants us to learn that we can do anything, but only as long as we let Him do it through us. Open yourself to God and let Him open the possibilities to you.
GOD CAN DO MORE WITH A “NOBODY” THAN ANYONE ELSE CAN DO WITH A “SOMEBODY.”