We know the endings to our favorite stories. We may have even memorized the dialogue to get to that ending. We’ve been conditioned to expect happy endings after a battle, and our favorite characters to succeed. We believe that he or she will win whatever trial is challenging him or him.
But as soon as it’s our story, we encounter doubt and fear. Suddenly, that is the norm outside of stories and movies. We doubt our abilities or talents, and we fear the outcomes. We can spend so much time in our heads debating possible outcomes that we lose the chance to step forward on faith alone. You might not know the outcome of a possibility, but should that hinder your choice to act in faith?
I don’t know your story, but God does. He has crafted you for a purpose and has equipped you for whatever battle you are heading into or in the middle of.
When God spoke to Moses, He told him that His people would be set free and for Moses to go into Egypt to rescue them. Moses then takes the next chapter and a half asking God what ifs and doubting his abilities. God begins to answer each concern until He gets angry at the amount of doubt. I used to wonder why God got angry when Moses had valid concerns over the mission, but the more time I spent reading the passage, I found that the doubts cause a lack of faith. The more time we spend doubting, the less time we have to at in faith. Furthermore, the first concern God answers is that He will be with Moses, and every concern God answers that He has prepared the way.
Not only does God know your story as it unfolds, but He knows the ending. So my question to you today is: In what ways will you overcome doubt and walk in faith today?
“But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ and God said, ‘I will be with you.. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” -Exodus 3:11-12
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” -Hebrews 11:1-2