Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
We all have insecurities. Even Moses was insecure that he was not good enough to speak the words that God had given him to the Israelites. He, like us, is doubtful and unsure of our talents and abilities that God has given us. Our insecurities, or qualities that we lack confidence in, can help us by serving as wake-up call. Later in this chapter, God speaks to Moses strongly, assuring him that He will give him the words needed to speak to the Israelites.
When we doubt, we question the abilities that God has provided us. We doubt that he has created us wholly and perfectly. The almighty Creator has made us and knows what we are capable of achieving, because He is the one empowering us. So why do we feel so insecure?
Another verse that comes to mind comes from 1 Corinthians 1:26-29: “Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.”
God does not call the perfectly prepared. He has called you as you are, and he will prepare you for whatever task lies ahead. Whether it is stepping out of your comfort zone to share the Gospel with a stranger, leading a Bible study at work, or even deciding to leave the comfortability of your home to travel to another country to share the message of Jesus with those less fortunate, God is going to provide for you. He will use your insecurities, the things that you believe “aren’t good enough” about yourself, and so much more to bring His glory to the Earth.
All too often I doubt the things you have called me to do. Lord please forgive me for my doubt, and help me learn to trust you completely. Remind me that you have equipped me, and you have prepared me.
In Jesus’ Name,