You Are Totally Able- In His Word 6-6-2022


You Are Totally Able!- In His Word 6-6-22

Do you ever feel like a “Moses”? Like you are not able to do what God has planned for you to do? How do you get past the “I can’t do that!” to the “With God I can!” part?

Lets look –

In His Word!


But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?"  So He said, "I will certainly be with you.

Exodus 3:11-12

Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? … For You, Lord GOD, know Your servant. For Your word's sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these great things, to make Your servant know them. Therefore, You are great, O Lord GOD. For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 2 Samuel 7:18-23


Therefore, it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham,…

And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification. Romans 4:16 & 19-25

           Yesterday one of the pastors at my church spoke about Moses in a way that I had not thought of lately. He read from Exodus the 3rd chapter, about when God was revealing to Moses His calling. He called Moses to the mountain by appearing in the form of a burning bush. Then spoke to Moses in a way that he could hear him. On top of that Moses still had the gall to ask God “Who am I to do this?” Can you believe it? Here God, the Big Guy, The Lord and Creator was asking, not telling Moses what He was going to have him do and he said, “I can’t do that! Who do you think I am?”

I sat there, thinking, “Ouch! That is me! I am a Moses!”

I too had been asking about whom I am to do what God has given me to do. I keep telling Him how I am not wise enough, not organized enough, not brave enough, all the not enough I can think of! But God just keeps standing there and saying… just like He said to Moses, “Am I not going with you?” 

            I will let you think on that for a moment.  Now think and ask yourself, “How many times have I said, “I can’t do this!” lately? We hear it from so many places that this becomes part of our daily language it seems. God wants to tell you today that yes you can! We can do whatever He tells us to do!

            I know this, I have known it, I have heard it before all that but until last night when I sat there, I did not take it personally.

            How sad it is that we have treated God in such a way.

As a parent I hear my children tell me they can’t clean their room, or eat their vegetables, or do their schoolwork. It frustrated me when I know that they certainly can too do what I have told them to do! After all, would I ever tell them to do something that I did not know for certain that they were capable of doing? Of course, not I am their loving parent… just what are they thinking? 

            Oh, yeah, I know what you are thinking; it is the same thing we do to our God. When we do not step up and out into what He has told us to do. What about when we try the other ploy my kids try, “ I didn’t know that, or I didn’t hear you.” Have you ever said those to God?

Think about it, have you ever talked yourself out of telling someone about the Lord because you were ‘not sure if it was God or you; telling you to do that.’ I know I have.

            I have also given in and done what God said for me to do. Once I stood up and spoke in front of a group of people in a class. I have to say I had avoided this teaching opportunity for about a year because I didn’t think I was wise enough to teach a Leadership class. It was not just women, which I am accustomed to teaching in Bible Study classes, not children, which I have taught many years. This time there were men and women leaders! I had to teach people studying to become leaders as well as some leaders who just had to go through the class to complete a course. What was my topic? Salvation! Of all things, I was speaking on Evangelism and Salvation and basically why it is important and how do you tell someone about Christ. I had to study to show myself approved! I had to be strong in the Lord, and I shook like a leaf on a windy Pittsburg, California day!

            Once I got started, I could tell the Lord was helping me. I even got into ‘preach mode’ for a few moments and forgot to look at my notes but still kept up with them! I heard myself speaking, and thought it sounded pretty good in retrospect even. I could not have done that on my own!

            Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.  1 Timothy 4:12-16

When I have spoken at ladies retreats, or kids, or youth retreats, I have always come prepared, ready and knowing God is with me. Yet I still do not think God can use me, because I like Moses am too concerned with what other people may think about my calling. The funny thing is, I get good reports from people and I still fear them. I am intimidated by others and have allowed that to hinder God’s progress in my own life.

Okay now I have said it! Wow, maybe I can get over it now?

            What did the Word of God just tell me?

            Not to give in to the ‘chicken--out syndrome’ but to study to grow in knowledge, and to pray and get wisdom from the Lord, then to not neglect the gift that God has given me to use. I love to write, I love to talk and I love to share Jesus with others! So for me that is what I need to do, I need to talk to others about Jesus both in word and in voice! When I give myself entirely to His will, then I will be able to step out in faith! Then I will be able to do the will of the Father in my life.

He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but…

I need to be more like Abraham than like Moses! He did not waver but trusted God to fulfill the promise that He had given him. He expanded his family beyond numbers!

            Hmm, so that means that if we give God the glory, follow His directions and do what He said for us to do that we will expand the Kingdom and Family of God? How exciting!

So what are you waiting for? Did God tell you to go speak to your neighbor? Or did He tell you to prepare a Bible study to teach to a class? Were you shown a vision of yourself speaking before a large crowd of people? Have you been told that you will minister to people from all walks of life?  Then what are you waiting for? Trust God and do it! Think about it for a moment, what has the Lord God told you that He wants you personally to do? If you do not know yet, then take time this week and pray and ask Him what your Gifts are and what you need to be doing to achieve the promises He has given you.

            Maybe He has been standing there holding our your promise on a tray and you have been avoiding him because you are like Moses and thinking, “Who am I?” David thought that too. He said it to the Lord, because God blessed him with so much he was humbled before Him. David though of how wonderful his Father in heaven was to do so much in his life. David was just a shepherd before God called him to be king.

            Do not let your stature in life make you think that you can’t do what God has for you. But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible." Mark 10:27

          He also told you He would be with you always even to the end of the Earth! So you can know today without a doubt that God will bring you into your promise, and He will do what He has told you to do with you! You will not be left alone to work it out, but He will bring it to pass! Just trust Him!

Dear Heavenly Father, help us to trust you more to do what You have called us to do. Open the doors and windows for us and show us where to walk, then push us if you need to, but get us started on that right path. Help us today to remember You are with us each day, each moment and that You will guide us in Your Truth. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Suggested readings for the coming week:

Monday: 1 Chronicles 17:1-27

Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 2:1-18

Wednesday: James 1:1-27

Thursday: 1 Timothy 2 (all)

Friday: Romans 4:1-25

Weekend readings: Hebrews 11 and 12 all. Build your faith with these chapters!


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In His love,

Teresa M. Wilson




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  by Teresa M. Wilson.

Rom 8:24-25

For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.