Who Am I?

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11

Moses’ life was interpolated with abandonment/luxury, love/ rejection, praise/envy, power/justice and now anger /fear. Then one moment of anger, one unchecked impulse, one wrong decision on how to address an unjust situation, led Moses to murder a man and put him on the run from the authorities. While his heart was in the right place, a culture that did not know God influenced Moses to err in judgment. In spite of all of this, God still had a plan to use Moses to address the injustice. To Moses, this was absurd. He had surmised that he was not worthy of doing anything great. Moses was now confronted with regret and the question__ “Who am I?” to do anything great or worthwhile. Many young people have had exposures, experienced things or made rash decisions that have led to an unstable existence and often question their self-value.

This stage of Moses’ life, exemplifies one who is accustomed to approaching life from physical nature, a worldly view. Therefore, the individual does not perceive or understand that “Who am I?” is a spiritual inquiry. It is for this reason God’s scripture warns “…my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge…”. If you are pondering the question,” Who am I” or questioning your self-value, it is impossible to fully know or understand who you are without a word from the Lord. The word of the Lord is the bible. The word of God will help you to examine your preconceived ideas, irrational behaviors, feelings of rejection, stubbornness, attitudes, self-centeredness and other emotions. The word of God will help you to conquer whatever has held you back.

In closing my sisters and brothers in Christ, set your mind and heart to yield to the Holy Spirit. Take your feelings of inadequacies and failures to the Lord in prayer. Seek guidance, direction from the Holy Spirit, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God” Rom 8:14 When the eyes of your understanding are opened, you will know the hope to which He has called you because the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is at work in you. The apostle Paul said, “For I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance”. Philip 1:19 When your deliverance comes will no longer ask “Who am I?”. You will praise the Lord and thank Him as you boldly say I am a Child of God created in His image. You will understand how wonderfully and fearlessly made you are! Psalm 139:14

Yours in Christ

Rev. Von Crigler

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