Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship
Robert D. Pace
God has an assignment for you! Don’t doubt that! But you will not accomplish that assignment by looking inward and evaluating your self-worth, talents, gifts or resources. While each is important, people of faith accomplish their assignments when they look outside themselves and seize a revelation of God. The Heroes of the Faith have understood, regardless of the situation, that it was ultimately God working through them that accomplished their assignment. Let’s investigate this from the Bible.
Moses was first in Scripture to ask God to identify Himself, and he did this twice. From a burning bush, the invisible God commissioned Moses to liberate Israel from Egypt. Moses looked into the flames and asked, “Who are you? Whom should I say sends me?” God said, “Tell anyone who asks, “I Am that I Am” sends you.” As Moses obeyed, he discovered God’s Name was enough. Egypt withered, the waters parted, and Israel escaped. But once emancipated from Egypt, Moses and the Israelis needed another miracle. They needed provision for the journey. So Moses repeated his request: “Lord, you told me to lead these people, but I need additional information. Show me your glory. I want to see who You are” (Exodus 33:18). Moments later, Moses watched God pass by from a cleft in a rock and announce the wonders of His Name. Again, Moses discovered God’s self-proclamation was enough. The God of Supply nourished Israel 40 years—all the way to the Promised Land.
Do you see what Moses teaches us? A person with an assignment from God needs a revelation of God. That’s because our successes do not reside in who we are they reside in who God is. And God’s Name is always enough! Jehovah-Rapha; Jehovah-Shalom; Jehovah-Rohi; Jehovah-Shammah; etc. That means you can ignore your weaknesses because, as Paul said, “Our adequacy is from God” (2 Corinthians 3:6).
Now, consider again the assignment God has for you. Is it daunting? If so, forget its magnitude, look up, and ask God to disclose Himself. Your God is greater than any assignment! As you discover who God wants to be for you it will prove one thing: An ounce of faith in God is better than a ton of confidence in yourself!