Off to India: I am like Moses
But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”
Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.
But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
When Moses was heading to Egypt to free the Israelites, all he had was God’s command.
He was unsure, afraid, and self conscious. He didn’t know exactly what was waiting for him in Egypt. He didn’t know the amazing things that God had in store for him there. He didn’t know the periods of trial and hardship he was going to experience. He didn’t know that he was going to make history – or write the Ten Commandments! God had incredibly amazing things in store for him. But at this point, all he knew was that he was on the path God desired for him. He was scared and unsure. But he had faith – and he trusted God.
This is exactly how I feel. I have no idea what God has in store for me. I don’t know what hardships, friendships, and adventures await me in India. Or even when I return to Canada. All I know is that I’m on the right path. Yes, I’ve been waiting to go to India for 3 years and I’m so excited that my dreams are coming true! But I also feel God’s blessing in this. Just like Moses, I’m entering a new season of life. I’m a little scared and nervous. But I have faith. And like Moses when he was heading to Egypt, all I can do is trust God.
India, here I come =)