Have you ever been in a place where things just don’t make sense? Maybe you feel like has God has called you to do something but you feel under-qualified, inexperienced and like it’s just too big for you do. I’ve been there.
I think I’m there more often than I like to admit.
Knowing that God has something BIG in store, and yet questioning how in the world this is going to happen.
I find myself there and in those moments the frustration of it all becomes so real to me.
I find myself like Moses was here…
Moses said to God, “Look, you tell me, ‘Lead this people,’ but you don’t let me know whom you’re going to send with me. You tell me, ‘I know you well and you are special to me.’ If I am so special to you, let me in on your plans. That way, I will continue being special to you. Don’t forget, this is your people, your responsibility.” – Exodus 33:12-13
Just recently I was in the place. Feeling like God has called me to do something big…feeling like I don’t know how it’s going to happen…and asking God to give me something. A sneak peek…a peep hole…something to let me see what He has planned.
I do what we all do. We ask God, then we ask our friends. I was there at that place.
Asking and talking to friends and family about my situation. In face I had gotten to the place where I told a friend “I just wish someone would tell me what to do!” Thank God, He has given me such wise friends, because their response was simple but truth filled. She responded like this:
Someone will tell you what to do, and it will be God. Just seek Him for His peace in the decision making.
Sometimes we just need someone to come along side us and remind us what we already know.
What I’m most grateful for is that in the midst of our frustration, questioning and doubt, God is big enough to handle all our questions. He’s big enough for that. In fact I think that’s a good place to be…1) realizing that unless God steps in, we can’t do this on our own and 2) close enough to God to be comfortable having this kind of conversation.
If you’re in a place of feeling overwhelmed and under-qualifed to accomplish the very thing God has called you do, take some time and talk Him about it…
it’s better that way.