December 14 (Advent, Day 17): An Insecure World Leader

December 14 (Advent, Day 17): An Insecure World Leader

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Chris Rowekamp

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you . . .”
—Exodus 3:11-12a NIV


Moses had a speech impediment and didn’t believe in himself.

And yet God called him to lead a nation of millions of people out of bondage and teach them his commands.

We live in a success-driven culture that worships the talented, smart and resourceful.

But God has a habit of including unqualified people in his story.

Moses probably wouldn’t have been voted “most likely to be a world leader” by those who knew him, but he ended up being one of the most important characters in Scripture (not to mention world history).

Not because of his talents, to be sure, but because of one simple fact: God was with him.

If you ever feel unqualified to be part of God’s story, remember this: God does his best work through imperfect people.

That’s good news.

Here’s a simple prayer to carry with you today:

Breathe in: God of Moses,
Breathe out: Be with me.

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