The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me. Psalm 138:8
When God chose to birth Daughters of Promise through me, I was sure He picked the wrong birth mother. He gave me a mission that immediately exposed my sense of inadequacy. I knew I lacked the wisdom and skill that the calling required.
I felt like Moses who, after God gave him his orders, reminded God that he was not eloquent. He felt that one fact alone disqualified him. In response, God asked him one simple question. “Who made your mouth? I will be with your mouth and teach you what you are to say.” When Moses’ objections ceased and it became evident that he would indeed obey, I wonder if God sat on the edge of His seat, anxious for show to begin. He knew what Moses would accomplish with His power behind Moses’ efforts. He had already planned the future and written the last chapter of Moses’ life. The Trinity had already thrown a party over the parting of the Red Sea.
I am continually comforted by the truth that God is not wringing His hands in despair over any of the things that rob me of peace. Why should I worry about anything in 2016 since my life is in His hands? God’s wisdom has already conceived a solution to every single thing that troubles me today, every single thing that He has called me to do. It it were not overwhelming, it wouldn’t be God’s mission.
As I watch the parade of my life, I only see what passes in front of me. From this vantage point, it’s easy to despair because I can’t see what’s coming nor how long it will be until the end comes my way. God looks down, however, and views the beginning and the end of the procession. He not only knows tomorrow’s challenges but also has already made provision for the answers. He is a King who rules with kindness.
My inadequacy is irrelevant. I rest in anticipation of Your provision, God. Amen