Walk With Me

A daily devotional from Billy Graham


But Why Me?

But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?"

Exodus 3:11

If we had a Hall of Fame for the most influential people who have ever lived then Moses would be right in there in the top ten! The life story of Moses is well known, from his birth and rescue from drowning in the river Nile to his death in an unknown place in the land of Moab.

But what I want us to think of just now is the question Moses asked God after God had said to Moses, "I am going to send you to Egypt to bring my people out of there." And Moses replied, "But why me?" We may think that it is a bit rude to say that to God! But isn't it just the sort of response we make when we are asked to do something — something God wants us to do for him? For example, when we have a friend whom we know needs to be challenged about his/her lifestyle and we know we should tell them about Jesus and his power to change and help us. But we may think someone else would be better to do that than me! That's what Moses thought — but God didn't. God knew Moses was the right man he wanted for the job, and you may very well be the person God wants for whatever he brings to your attention to do. We can make loads of excuses, but if we do we will miss loads of God's blessings through our disobedience.

But Moses did take on the job and though it gave him a hard time, God went with him every step of the way. You will find that too if you do God's will.

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