Be the Best You That You Can Be

Don't let anythingDo you ever feel that you are less of a Christian than others?  We often wonder why others have more faith or why some people seem to have it all together while we struggle daily.  Satan thrives on those insecurities and self-doubts and works diligently to convince us that we have less to offer than others.  Satan assures us that we are “nobody” and could never accomplish what Moses and so many others have done before us.  But God did not create all of us to be Moses.  He wants you to be the person he created you to be.  He has a special plan just for you.  God chose you to be you!

A famous Jewish quote says:  A rabbi named Zusya died and went to stand before the judgment seat of God. As he waited for God to appear, he grew nervous thinking about his life and how little he had done. He began to imagine that God was going to ask him, “Why weren’t you Moses or why weren’t you Solomon or why weren’t you David?” But when God appeared, the rabbi was surprised. God simply asked, “Why weren’t you Zusya?”

The question really is have I done what God has prepared me to do?  Am I living up to His expectations for me?  We limit ourselves by our own insecurities and believe Satan’s lies that we can’t achieve great things.  But the truth is that God will provide the strength, knowledge, and whatever is needed to accomplish the task that He wants us to accomplish.  When young David killed Goliath, he used the skills that God had given him as well as his faith that God would make available the power to defeat the giant.  David was prepared for the task.  He just had to follow through.

We all have some type of insecurity that could keep us from doing something.  Moses stuttered, David was a young boy, Abraham was old, Jonah was a coward, Joseph was abused, Zacchaeus was short, and Rahab was a prostitute.  The list could go on and on of people in the Bible who had insecurities that could have stopped them from accomplishing God’s will, but instead they stepped out on faith and did something, trusting that God would provide.  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak – Isaiah 40:29.  We may be weak, but we can be sure that God will supply all the strength we need.

God won’t ask us why we didn’t accomplish what others have, but instead He will ask why we didn’t accomplish what He prepared us to do.  Romans 14:12 says, “So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.”  One day we will be held accountable for our actions.  The things we did and didn’t do.  God does not expect you to accomplish all that Moses did.  He only expects you to accomplish what He has equipped you and only you to accomplish.  Be the best you can be!  Believe that God loves you and will provide all that is necessary to be the you that He created you to be.  When you hear a voice telling you that you can’t, ignore it and step out in faith!

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