Do you ever feel like God might be asking you to do something but you think it’s too far out of your comfort zone or ability to do it?
Do you have an idea that you would like to try, but feel it would be impossible to bring it to pass?
I have felt like that. Just this past week in fact. My response was along the lines of “Ohhhh….this is beyond what I know and I’m not good at it and I don’t think I want to put the effort and time into it!”
Moses felt like that too. When God asked Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, he responded:“Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11) “What if they do not believe me or listen to me?….” (Exodus 4:1) “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” (Exodus 4:10) “O Lord, please send someone else to do it!” (Exodus 4:13)
God didn’t go for any of Moses’ excuses. Not one of them.
And He didn’t take Jonah’s “no” very well either. When Jonah went the opposite direction from what the Lord asked of him, he ended up in the belly of a large fish. (Jonah 1) After the fish vomited Jonah up on dry land, Jonah decided to do what God asked of him. (Jonah 3:1-3) Moses eventually did what God asked of him too. So did I.
I’m not sure why we resist God when He asks us to step out and do something for Him. I suppose we like to be comfortable. But I think life is far more exciting and rewarding if we do what God is nudging us to do. We don’t need to fear, for God promises to give us power in place of our fears (2 Timothy 1:7), to be with us (Exodus 3:12), and to teach us (Exodus 4:12). He is there for us!
Let’s get out of our comfort zone and walk the path we have never walked before. God will be with us and with His help we will accomplish something wonderful for His glory!