- Published: Friday, 17 August 2018 06:11
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
Pardon your servant, 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.
Moses felt pretty incompetent on the inside, the verse above is how he described himself. He did not feel that he was capable of the job God was calling him to. Yet, in Acts 7:20-22 a different picture is portrayed: At that time Moses was born, and he was no ordinary child. For three months he was cared for by his family. When he was placed outide, Pharoah's daughter took him and brought him up as her own son. Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptian and was powerful in speech and action.
Moses was not able to see how God viewed him. Instead he defined himself by the fears and the failures he experienced. His view was inaccurate.
God, on the otherhand, had an eternal view of Moses. He did not define him by the external or internal circumstances.
What about you? What is the eternal view of who you are? How does God describe you, and how do you describe yourself? Which description do you believe most often?
This is something I've processed with God for a long time. It is a long process as I've discovered that what I believe and what God believes about who I am does not always match up so well. And, I've discovered that my belief of what God says needs to be a heart belief. I can know it, but that doesn't necessarily mean I believe it until it's rooted in my heart.
The Word of God reveals to each of us who we are. Sons and daughters, salt of the earth, light of the world, etc. When we press into those identities and begin to ask Holy Spirit for a more detailed identity of who God sees, a beautiful adventure of identity begins.
When God looks at just you, who does He see? How does He identify you personally?
Someone recently told me that God sings "You are my Sunshine" over me. It warmed my heart.
What song is He singing over you today?