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Called to Take a Risk

“ ‘So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ ”

– Exodus 3:10,11

As we look at the call of Moses, it appears very dramatic. As God summons Moses, he encounters the burning bush which was on fire but not consumed. In this exchange, God instructs Moses to go and speak to Pharoah and set His people free. Moses says, “Who am I to do that?” And then God says, “You can do it.“ Moses then expresses his doubts about his ability to fulfill the assignment: “Who will I say sent me? What if they don’t believe me? And oh, by the way, I stutter!” Out of fear, Moses pleads with God to send someone else.

When we feel unprepared, unfit, inadequate and disqualified, this almost always comes from a place of fear. Feeling fear or dread can manifest itself as tiredness. When God calls us to take a risk and it’s something we’ve never done before, we begin to spin our wheels, and very often, we say, ”Lord, I feel tired.” However, when you step out in your assignment by taking the risk, building the entity, or doing deeds, you don’t feel tired upon completion. You will feel enlivened, alert, and even excited! And this is why we cannot allow fear to overcome us.

Friend, when you sense that God is asking you to do something in the way He did with Moses, just do it. What’s the worst that can happen? Simply take action and see what God does. Move into obedience to God’s instructions and watch Him continue to empower your success.

Prayer


Father, help me move into obedience to your calling for my life, and thank you for not letting fear overtake me.

Reflection


Did you question why God has chosen you for an assignment? Think about the times when God says, “You can do it!”

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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