When I was first called into blogging, I doubted. I questioned the very prompting that was placed upon my heart. “Who? me God? Surely there is someone else more suitable for the job?” That is not the way one should react when asked by God to step into her calling. I questioned and doubted because of my lack of ability. Oh but God is above all that. We can learn a valuable lesson from when Moses was called to lead the people Israel out of Egypt.
When Moses Was Called To Lead
“”Now go for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”
Exodus 3:10-11 NLT
Moses responded to God with a question and was no doubt thinking about his own short comings. Yet God created Moses for a time just as this. He had created Him with the background, the upbringing, and the voice that would lead Israel out of Egypt. God already knew the outcome, where Moses was unsure. I can resonate so much with Moses at this time because I think of how many times I’ve muttered the words “who am I?”. Funny thing is that Jesus knows me better than anyone else and He also knows you better than you know yourself! Moses was perfectly selected for this job. There was no one else better suited.
“God answered, “I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the one who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.”
Exodus 3:12 NLT
Moses Argues about His Calling
Sadly Moses doesn’t stop here with God’s response. Instead Moses goes on and on, arguing with God about the very purpose he is called for. Moses continues to doubt and asks what if, how, and why questions. God kindly responds and promises provision and miraculous signs that Moses would be able to carry out in order to show that he was truly sent by God. Over and over he was reassured, and yet…Moses made excuses as to why he didn’t want to step into his calling.
How Are We Like Moses?
Have you ever felt called into a specific area? Do you know that you have a special talent that God has gifted you with? We are each made to be incredibly unique with a certain set of skills that will honor God’s name and further His Kingdom. Perhaps you are a singer, an artist, or a writer? Maybe you have a knack for graphic design and media? Have you felt an urging placed upon your heart to get involved with Church or Ministry? No talent is insignificant, each one you possess can potentially serve a purpose if you allow it. Talents are a little different from spiritual gifts because they are individualized. No one else can fill these shoes of yours exactly the way that you can. Your talents are one-of-a-kind and specifically assigned to you.
While we may be inclined to shy away from our calling, God says that we must step up to the plate and be obedient to His voice.
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The Three Servants and Their Talents
The thing about these talents is if we are not careful, we can waste them.
Have you ever read the parable of the three servants in Matthew 25? A Master called his servants together and he gave money to each one to keep for him according to their abilities to safeguard while he was away on a trip. One invested his money and doubled it. The second did the same. The last servant dug a hole and hid the Master’s money. When the Master returned from his trip he asked for an accounting of how they had used the money. The two servants who invested and doubled the money were praised and entrusted with more. They were celebrated. The last servant gave excuses as to why he hid his Master’s money, and was labeled as a wicked and lazy servant. What he had was taken from him and he was cast out into darkness.
I don’t want this to be me. The third servant hid his money because he feared that he would lose it.
I want to hear “Well done my good and faithful servant” when I enter those pearly gates.
In order to be used effectively, we cannot be persuaded by fear.
To Those Who Have Been Called To Write…
Have you been called to blogging? Is the Lord prompting you to start a blog just as He did with me two years ago? There is something special that I have to share with you. You see, Moses did not feel that he was a good speaker or that he would be able to have the words.
“But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.”
Exodus 4: 10-12 NLT
Do not be afraid to get out there and start writing because God will be with you instructing your every word.
Not only does he enable us but He has set us apart to step into our calling.
If you’d like to read more about how to get started as a blogger then please read this post here by Carmen Brown.