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'I’M INSECURE'

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2015 | 8:00 AM

God wants us to fulfil our destinies and realise our purpose, but the truth is that our insecurities block us from God's purpose for our lives.

For some of us, when it comes to living our dreams, we feel like we are navigating landmines of insecurity that prevent us from realising destiny. Let us look into the Word of God to neutralise these landmines.

In the Bible, Moses was considered the greatest prophet of Israel, but he did not start there. Moses, born an Israelite was raised as a well-educated Egyptian prince. Acts 7:22 tells us that he "was powerful in speech and action". However, after murdering an Egyptian soldier, he became a fugitive who was fearful for his life, and for the next 40 years, Moses lived a life of lost purpose. But God did not allow Moses to stay lost. God formed him into the person he was designed to be. He will do the same for you if you let Him.

When God asked Moses to lead the Israelites out of captivity, Moses shuddered. "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?" Exodus 3:11 NIV.

Like Moses, have you ever felt like telling God all the reasons why you are not right for the job? Moses gave God three reasons or insecurities why he was not qualified:

1 Credibility

"Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' Then what shall I tell them?" Exodus 3:13 NIV. Moses felt he lacked credibility with the Israelites. But God answers Moses' issue: "... say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you'." Exodus 3:14 NIV.

God told Moses that his creditability had nothing to do with his capability; it had everything to do with God's ability.

2 Lack of evidence

"What if they do not believe me... and say, 'The Lord did not appear to you'?" Exodus 4:1 NIV. Moses felt insecure about people questioning his authority.

Maybe you have wrestled with a lack of proof in your desire to be used by God. When we lack evidence in the natural, we can still walk confidently in the spiritual. That is called faith - trusting that God will accomplish what He has said.

2 "... the Lord said to him, What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied. The Lord said, "Throw it on the ground." Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake. ... . "This," said the Lord, "is so that they may believe that the Lord ... has appeared to you." Exodus 4:2-5 NIV.

God positioned Moses to be able to prove that God was with him. just as He is able to approve you to others in ways you just cannot imagine. The Lord always brings confirmation to give the confidence we need to begin our big dreams for Him.

3 A personal flaw

Moses was worried about his ability to speak clearly to the Israelites, and said "... I am slow of speech and tongue." Exodus 4:10 NIV. God spoke back to Moses: "Who gave human beings their mouths? ... Now go; I will help you speak ..." Exodus 4:11-12 NIV. God is angry with Moses for allowing his personal insecurities to trump God's destiny for his life. But God did not stay angry. He offered a solution to Moses: "... your brother, Aaron? I know he can speak well. I will help both of you speak ..." Exodus 4:14-15 NIV.

Maybe you have felt insecure that your imperfections make you unusable by God. But our imperfections don't keep us from our destiny; they position us for it.

Remember, God knows you and is not limited by you. It is God who makes us able. He is the great I AM and will make you better than you ever thought you would be.Your job is to say YES.