But Suppose

Dear All,

Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn’t ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment. Charles Stanley

But Suppose

Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”
Exodus 4:1

Often, when a business plan is made, a contingency plan is also put in place in case things go wrong and the original plan fails. God’s plans, however, do not need any backups because He is the great ‘I AM’ whose will and commands are sure and absolute.

When Abraham was told to leave his country, he simply obeyed the word of God; he believed and acted immediately.

When we look at Moses, however, we may wonder why he hesitated. He had met the Lord at the burning bush, been given His full assurance and yet, he still doubted his ability to fulfil God’s plan.

Perhaps he had gotten too comfortable, living a life of a shepherd for forty years; or perhaps he remembered how he had failed in reconciling the two Israelites who were fighting. Whatever his thoughts may have been, he needed to focus on what the Lord was calling him to do, and trust that God would empower him to carry out His plan.

When the Lord calls us to do something new in our lives, we should not look at the former things and be plagued by doubt, but we should prepare ourselves to walk in faith. Today, if the Lord has called you to a new opportunity, trust Him with all your heart and move forward in obedience to His call.

Dear Lord,
I thank You for this day. May I not dwell on my past failures and miss the opportunities that You open up for me, but help me to trust in You, so that by Your strength and grace, I will fulfil Your purposes for me. Amen.

God bless you,
Theo & Manju


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