Have you been through a challenge or life experience that has shaped who you are? Have you learned valuable lessons through the school of hard-knocks that could save other people countless hours and sleepless nights?
Then I have a question for you… how long will you allow those people to remain in bondage when you could be lighting their way to freedom?
In Exodus 3, God spoke to Moses from the burning bush and assigned him the task of delivering the children of Israel from bondage. The three “yeah but’s” Moses came back with are the same “yeah but’s” we use today when we avoid God’s call to deliver a group of his children.
1. Overwhelm and Lack of Knowledge – “Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?” Moses asked God. That was a daunting task, wasn’t it? How do you get a wicked Pharaoh to listen to you and set millions of slaves free — just because you ask him to?
Have you ever asked a similar question when you felt prompted to stand up and make a difference? “Who am I? I don’t know how to make a difference. Where would I even begin?”
2, Fear of Rejection – “But behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken to my voice: for they will say, The Lord hath not appeared to thee.”
Isn’t this a common rebuttal? “Nobody’s going to listen to me. No one wants to hear what I have to say. I’m no expert. Why would people listen to me?” How embarrassing to convey a message only to be laughed at or ignored!
3. Self-Doubt – “I am not eloquent … but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue,” Moses insisted.
For us, this might sound like, “I don’t have the skills for this. I’m too ugly. I’m too skinny. I’m too old. I’m too fat. I’m too young. I’m too poor. I’m too boring. I’m too….” fill in the blank.
One by one, God addressed Moses’ concerns. And I’m here to tell you that if you step up to the plate, God will address yours as well. Whom the Lord calls, He qualifies.
The fact is people are out there in bondage waiting for a deliverer. There’s a group of God’s children who won’t be set free until YOU step up to the call burning inside your heart. They’ll flounder until you say, “Here am I, send me.”
So here’s my challenge for you today. Ask yourself. if these three obstacles were moved out of your way and were no longer an issue, how would your life change? And how would other people’s lives change?
When the pain of bottling up your message becomes greater than these three obstacles, you and those you were born to deliver will be set free!
If you’d like to overcome these 3 common challenges, attend one of my live “You’re Here for a Reason: Impact the World with Your Message” Workshops.