In the end of Exodus 6, God instructs Moses to tell Pharaoh everything He was about to tell him. Moses argued with the Lord, with his first response asking God why Pharaoh would ever listen to him. This is important because this shows the fear Moses had in trusting the Lord. He doubted his ability to ever hold any influence or authority with Pharaoh because all he could focus on was what he lacked. Fast forward to Exodus 7, and God tells Moses that he is going to make him seem like God to Pharaoh, and his brother Aaron would be his prophet.

Despite how much Moses doubted himself and his ability to do what God asked of him, God still used Moses. God told Moses exactly what He would do in order for him to be powerful and listened to by Pharaoh. No matter our doubts or how powerless we feel, God can still use us. As children of God, we are fully equipped because we walk with the power of the Holy Spirit inside of us. God was not intimidated or worried by the first response Moses had, rather He responded with exactly how he would use Moses so that he would not have to worry about Pharaoh listening to him. Moses and Aaron did just as God had commanded them. God just asks us to listen to His voice and be obedient the best we know how. He is not worried about us getting it wrong. Rather, He calls us to step into and walk in the authority He has given us because we are His children.

What does it look like for you to be obedient to what God is telling you? Ask God what is keeping you from walking in the authority He has said you walk in because you are His child. Identify any areas of your life you feel like you are lacking, and ask God what He has to say about them. God wants to use you in powerful ways to advance His kingdom, no matter how little or powerless you feel. He just asks us to be willing.


Author | Jamie Cherf