The kind of assingments God gives in the Bible are always God-sized. They are always beyond what people can do, because He wants to demonstrate His nature, His strength... and His kindness to a watching world.
Saying yes to God's call could ,meam putting in hours of work and effort when you would rather not. Maybe it won't involve the kind of recognition you had always hoped for. People may disapprove of you and block what you are trying to do. Forsure It will involve trial and error and some false starts. Can you go with that?
Natural talent alone is not enoiugh to honor a calling from God. You will need ideas, strength, and creativity beyond your own resources to do what He ask of you. And it will have to be God and you doing it together. you are not just called towork for God, you are called to work with Him!
I am preparing a message regarding the call of Moses by God in the Book of Exodus. It wasn't until Moses turned aside to look at the burning bush, that the Lord spoke to him, God revealed to Moses his purpose in calling him, which was to deliver His people out of the hand of Egypt. In verse 11 of chapter 3 Moses says to God: "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt? Moses began to make excuses for why he was unqualified to do the job. He also probably was in fear of returning to Egypt becausae he thought he would have to pay the penalty for murdering the Egyptian 40 years ago.
The Lord exercised great patience with Moses. He was trying to convince him that this task was in fact too great for him, but God was assuring him that this idea was His and that he had heard the cries of His people. God says in 3:8: "So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
The word that is a constant in chapter 3 and 4 is the word "I". Chapter 3:14 says: "And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am." and he said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Asrael, "I Am has sent me to you." This should comfort many of us who have had to answer the call upon our lives to preach the gospel. We must understand that God never expects us to to His work without Him. When Moses gave excuse after excuse God said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A rod." And God said, "Cast it on the ground and it became a serpoent; and Moses fled from it."
All God wants us to do is to use what we have. Moses didn't even know what he held in his hand! When the rod became a snake , he ran from it. Many of us are running from our gifts and anointing! We really do not know the power that is inside of us until, a Great God reveals it to us. And sometimes He has to force us into a corner before we will yield to the call. Jeremial told God that he was too young. Isisah said, he was a man of unclean lips. Saul said, his clan was the least of the tribes of Israel. But the fact still remains, that God is in charge! We can never accomplish anything on our own.
Each time Moses went to Pharoah to pled with him to let the children of Israel go, The Lord hardened his heart, so that he went back on his word. Not just once but nine or ten times. With each denial, The Lord used Moses and Aaron to work signs and wonders before the Egyptians. The Lord kept reminding Moses by repeating the words: "I Will", do such and such. In chapter 7 of Exodus, in the very first verse God says to Moses: "See I have made you as God to Pharoah, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet." In verse 2 it says: "You shall speak all that I command yuou. And Aaron your brother shall tell Pharoah to send the children of Israel out of his land.
God expects us to be prepared to do the work He has called to do. But we must remember that He is the one who will use our mouth, and the rest of our being to accomplish His will in our ministry.I hope these lessons on God's Call helps you to understand that a true call from Him will take you out of your comfort zone. And it is normal to feel that you are not adequate to answer the call, But rest assured my brother and my sister, that if God picked you out, He already knew what came along with the package
Have a marvelous day and: "Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers!".