Who am I?

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
Exodus 3:11-14

Ever wonder who you are? Ever wonder why you do what you do or why you were born when you were born?

Have you ever asked God, "Who am I?"

God had just spoken to Moses through the burning bush and assigned him to free his Hebrew people from slavery under Pharaoh in Egypt.

No small task.

Moses, understandably, is questioning his qualifications for the task. God doesn't really answer his query directly.

"I will be with you," He says.

That is awesome! thinks Moses as he shields his face from the holy fire, turning to leave and begin his mission. Surely this God is powerful and mighty. But wait, I don't even know Your Name!

"I am who I am."

Let's review.

What was the first question Moses asked?

"Who am I?"

What was the second question Moses asked?

"Who are You?"

And the answer to both?

"I will be with you. I am who I am."

So Moses' identity is not found in his adequacy for his assignment; it is found in His God, who is completely able. He is I Am.

The next time God tells you to do something - care for a cranky family member, witness to a coworker, advocate for a refugee family - stop thinking about whether you can. In the end, it doesn't really matter because He is I Am, and He will be with you.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello! I'm Faith. I'm a verbal processor who wants to love the Lord and love people with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I write to think and think to write. I don't drink coffee. I am a dogless dog lover. I enjoy hosting large parties in my home, and I enjoy being alone. Join me in looking to Him and pursuing A Radiant Face.

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