I can’t do it! This is what I thought right before I actually did it. What is it? Well for some it may be overcoming the fear of public speaking by making the presentation. For others, it may be overcoming the insecurity of singing the solo by stepping out to the microphone.
God has gifted every person with a skill, an experience, a story, a talent, and resources to share. You may not recognize that you are capable of making a difference, but you are. When we compare ourselves to others we may find another person more talented than we think we are, or more equipped than we may feel. That observation doesn’t change the fact that God invites each of His children to advance His story of redemption and He further equips us to serve.
The question is not whether or not He desires for you to make an impact. He expects it of us. We tend to be like Moses. In Exodus 4 we read of his reluctance to obey God. Granted what God told him to do was crazy, yet God had promised He would go with him and had even demonstrated amazing and supernatural signs of power.
I confess that I am often like Moses. I think of reasons why I shouldn’t or couldn’t do something. Instead, I should simply listen to what God has said and then act. He is able to complete His mission and is patient with my insecurity.
There is good news. When we surrender what God gifted us with initially back to His control, we will be amazed at how He uses us for His glory.