Christians say some stupid things sometimes; seriously … like, “God never calls you to do anything that you’re not capable of.” Really? What planet are they living on, pray tell?

I remember the day when God called me to proclaim Christ to millions of people. A visiting preacher was in town. There were around eleven thousand people in the auditorium.

My life was a mess. My hopes and dreams lay shattered on the floor. Yet I looked around at the crowd, and in my heart I said, “If only I could tell this many people about Jesus.”

And clear as a bell, seemingly out of nowhere, He whispered, “This is nothing. Think millions.” Now, that was nuts. It was plain crazy. Was God setting an opportunity before me? If so, it was an insurmountable opportunity. But it turns out that there’s nothing new in any of that.

Exodus 33:12-14 Moses said to the LORD, “See, you have said to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favour in my sight.’ Now if I have found favour in your sight, show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favour in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” (NRSV)

Moses had no idea how he was going to lead Israel out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. But then, if the opportunities that God sets before us weren’t insurmountable, if we were able to do them in our own strength, we wouldn’t need Him.

That’s His Word. Fresh … for you … today.

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