“I Will Be With You”

I’m in the season of job searching and prayerfully considering what the Lord has for me next year. I’m struggling because I feel like I’m not qualified for the things I want to be doing, or that I’m years off from actually doing what I feel like I’m called to do. I find myself asking God to remind me that I’m qualified for certain things, and expecting a pep talk much like the ones my parents would give me in high school. As I read through Exodus 3, I was taken about by words that the Lord spoke to Moses. The Lord appears to Moses through a burning bush and calls him to lead the Israelites in Egypt. Moses’ response to God is very human, and I think I might have a similar one. He says to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”(Verse 11). I’m expecting to keep reading and hear God tell Moses what unique qualifications Moses has that makes him perfect for this job, much like my parents would tell me before I went to soccer try-outs or ran for a position in National Honor Society. Instead, “God said, ‘I will be with you’ (verse 12). Wow. All that qualified Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and to eventual freedom is that God is with him.

There is nothing that qualifies for me for anything except the fact that God is with me. I don’t need a pep talk, I just need God — He will rise to any occasion and never leave or forsake me.

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