True story: I often battle insecurity. Whenever God reveals to me more of His plan for my life, that evil voice comes from around the corner: “Who are YOU to do that? Who are YOU to have that kind of influence, to think that YOU could go to those places and say those things?” You could call it fear. You could call it shame. You could call it Satan. I challenge you today to call it MUTE.
When God appeared to Moses at the burning bush and revealed to him the calling that He had placed on Moses’ life, the first reaction was not astonishment, but this simple question, “Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt? (Exodus 3:11)” Like, seriously, God…wrong address. However, God didn’t respond with a gushy answer like, “You have specific gifts and skills for this task and I chose you because of your leadership qualities.” He responded with, “I will be with you.”
And God says the same thing to you and me today. We were not chosen because of our qualifications; we were chosen by grace. Our lives have one purpose: that our relationship with our Creator would bring Him glory and honor. When we lead people to Christ, it is not because we are attractive, but because He is truly beautiful. When we see real success in our work or ministry, it is not because we are so gifted, but because He is with us. This whole thing is really about HIM.
Decide today to mute the voice that says, “Who are YOU to do this?”. You are loved and chosen by God for this. He knew what He was doing, and He is with you. Story complete.