Don’t Choose Me

 Typically in our society, it is a good thing to be chosen. We all want to be chosen to be a part of someone’s team or to be included in an event. But what about when the Lord chooses us for His work?

 “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit…” John 15:16

 As a Christian, the Lord chose us to be “out of the world” and tells us that this may cause the world to “hate” us (John 15:19

 I don’t know about you, but sometimes I am scared. There are days (or experiences) when I don’t feel adequate or don’t believe that the Lord would use me in the direction He is leading me.

 Recently, I have been reading the book of Exodus and learned that Moses was a lot more like me than I realized. In Exodus 3:10 the Lord tells Moses that He is going to use him for great things. “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 3:11

 Sounds like a familiar thought process.

Moses even tells the Lord why he is not adequate. Moses said to the LORD, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” Exodus 4:10


 “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 4:11-12

Moses is still fearful.

 “But Moses again pleaded, ‘Lord, please! Send anyone else.’ “ Exodus 4:13

 As you continue to read the book of Exodus, we learn that Moses did go to the Pharaoh and eventually Moses was successful. I am not saying it was an easy endeavor, but Moses did it for the Lord and the Lord was pleased.

 Is there something the Lord is calling you to do- something that you keep refusing to do?

God chose YOU and me! 

Now we must choose Him above all else 

 “But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9

Check out the book of Exodus!!

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