This Wednesday I will give my first teaching to the CBS Tulsa audience of women (though I gave a run through of it to part of Leader’s Council last Wednesday). Preparing for this teaching, I have struggled with how to capture four chapters of Isaiah and bring them to an everyday application in twenty-five minutes. Sifting through preparations, I was wrestling with making sense of the material for myself. The thought of my understanding being coherent enough to share with the class seemed daunting.
In Exodus 3 when the Lord calls Moses to return to Egypt to free the Israelites and lead them into a new land the Lord was giving to them, Moses responds, “Who am I that I should go to Pharoah and bring the children of Israel of Egypt?” Moses’ first reaction is to make it about himself and his abilities.
I was making the prep of this lesson and the task of this role as ATD (Associate Teaching Director) about me.
God immediately responds to Moses that it is not about who Moses is, but about who God is. Moses says, “Who am I?” God says, “I AM WHO I AM.”
God is not concerned with our understanding of the task He calls us too. He is concerned about our obedience to the sound of His voice. He wants us to be open vessels that He can use; not vessels that think they can man-handle a God size task on our own.
Rendering the call He has placed on my life for this season, I fell at the foot of His throne in prayer. I confessed that I could not correlate or present a coherent teaching, but He could. He called me to this task, therefore, I knew He had equipped me and would continue to equip me. I told Him, I would not fear, for He is faithful.
It may not have been in my timeline, but the night before, He indeed (as He always does), brought together the pieces to make a complete picture.
What about you? Is there an area of your life that you know He is beckoning you to step out in faith for the advancement of His kingdom? Have you made it about yourself and all the things you are not? Grab His hand, walk with confidence, for it’s not about who you are, but about who He is and He is, I AM.