June 16 Inferiority

scripture reading: Exodus 3
key verse: Exodus 3:14

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

Few of us would think of Moses as having low self–esteem. But read his answer when God told him that he would be the one to lead Israel out of bondage: “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?” (Ex. 3:11 nasb).

Even after God confirmed His support, Moses continued to struggle: “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since Thou hast spoken … for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue” (Ex 4:10 nasb).

If you have ever felt this way, you are not alone. However, God has a course mapped out for your life, and all the inadequacies in the world will not change His mind. He will be with you every step of the way. And though it may take time, He has a celebration planned for when you cross over the “Red Seas” of your life.

Moses was right. He had nothing to say on his own. But the moment he trusted the Lord to be his support, things changed—seas parted, pillars of fire rose in the night, and water flowed from rocks.

In God’s eyes there are no losers, only lives being changed for His glory. The cure for inferiority is the staff of God’s righteousness. Grasp it and move forward to meet the challenge He has placed before you.

I confess my feelings of inadequacy, Lord. I know You have a plan for my life and You will be with me each step of the way. Give me courage to cross the “Red Seas” of my life.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1998). Enter His gates: a daily devotional. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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