Who Am I To Do This, Lord?

“I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”
— Hebrews 13:5

I think I have heard almost every excuse as to why people can’t share the Gospel with others. Moses made excuses to wriggle out of His task. He asked God, “Who am I to do this?”

Excuses are as old as the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve excused their sin, blaming someone else. But like Moses we have said, and I know that I have said, because I can hear myself echoing in these things: “Who am I that I should do this? Who am I that I should go into the ministry? Who am I that I should go to someone’s home and attempt to bring him out of the bondage of sin, into the light everlasting? I am not capable of doing this. I know how strong the power and bondage of Satan and his minions and cohorts are.”

No doubt Moses thought, “I tried before and I failed,” and he most certainly did. His attempt was a miserable failure. Perhaps you have thought the same. I have. I remember when I first tried here in Fort Lauderdale, and it was a miserable failure, and I was mortified by the attempt and determined that this obviously was something I was incapable of doing. “Who am I? I am obviously not cut out to do this sort of thing, to bring God’s people out of Egypt.” And the answer that God gives is very simple: “I will be with you, and that is the all sufficient reason.”

Lord, give me strength for today to do what is before me and to do it well. Guide me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah. Thank You, Lord, for Your vast kingdom and all the opportunities to serve…