It's not all on you!
Often when I look at my planner, I think “Wow, I need to be Superwoman today!” The demands of being a mom, wife, woman, housekeeper, missionary, and people-pleaser can really pile up. I often feel like there is no way that I can pull off the miracle of getting it all done. The blessing is that God doesn't ask us to do miracles. Often God asks us to do things with Him, but never without Him. When God calls Moses (Exodus 3), God calls him to join in the work God is already doing. He doesn't ask Moses to free the Israelites; He asks him to talk to Pharaoh. God doesn't ask Moses to split the Red Sea; He only asks him to raise his hands. I would like to share a few lessons that I can apply to my daily life from Exodus 3 in hopes that they help you too!
1. In verse 4 Moses has the correct response. - “When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush “Moses! Moses!”
“Here I am!” Moses replied.”
When I see God at work, and I pursue Him, my response does not need to be “What can I do?” or “What do you want from me?” but instead just a simple “Here I am." God asks us to be WITH Him!
2. In verse 8 God tells Moses His plan, and it is too big, too impossible, and too amazing to comprehend. He also says that He is going to do all of it. He plans to give His people a rescue, a land that is rich, and freedom. It’s not until vs 10 that we even see Moses’ part in the plan. He is being sent to lead the people. I know that is no small job, and we are often asked by God to do things that feel too big (like move to the other side of the world). However, none of the things He asks of us are as big as what He is already doing. He also promises to give us the strength, wisdom, favor, and all else that we need.
3. He is already doing the work. He has asked us to join Him. The second half of the chapter is God telling Moses all the things that are coming, all of His planned responses, and how He is going to bless His children. Moses has question after question (much as I often do), and God has not only answers, but gives Moses even deeper insight than he asked for! He reveals himself in new and more full ways and shows His awesome power. I serve a God who is doing big and mighty things, and chooses to let me join Him.
I hope that you find encouragement in this, as I did. He is a great God, calling us to be with Him and work in His plan. I don’t need to be Superwoman, I just need to be a woman of God.
-VickiLynn Smith 8/2022