Summary: Part 2 of 6 of Who Am I Series
Title: Who Am I – 2
“You’re Not Alone – 2”
Text: Exodus 3:11
Two weeks ago we started a series on “Who Am I?” This is a very relevant subject in the day we live in. Everyone wants to know who they are. Everyone wants to know what their purpose is.
People all over the world have asked the question, “Who Am I?” Rick Warren wrote a book a few years ago that instantly became a best seller on the Purpose Driven Life. Churches all over North America did services and preaching wrapped around this subject for months. The reason that became such a popular book is because everyone is looking for their purpose. Everyone wants to know why they are here and who they really are. Some of us are older now and we still have no idea who we are. The reason many people do not know who they are and have lost sight of who they are is because they listen to other people. Many in this room have been told at some point in your life that you are a failure, you are a nobody, and you are useless. Some have been hurt by words all your life.
I want to remind you that nobody determines who you are but you! Your circumstances don’t determine who you are. Your financial situation does not determine who you are. Your appearance doesn’t even determine who you are. My goal throughout this series, as we explore this subject, is to remind you of who you are. I know most of us already know who we are, but let this series serve as a reminder to you just how valuable you are in God’s eyes.
This world is filled with people that think lowly of themselves. Now, I want to remind you that the Bible says we are not to think more highly of ourselves then we should, but throughout this series we are not thinking highly of ourselves, we are thinking highly of the One who reigns within us. We have the Creator of the Universe dwelling inside us. It is time that we stop saying that we are worthless and it is time that we stop saying that we are filthy rotten sinners and realize that if you have the King of Kings living inside you, He is the One that makes you worthy. He is the one that saved your soul. It is a slap in His face for you to say that you are a filthy rotten sinner after Him paying the ultimate price so that you don’t have to be.
However, there were some men in the Bible that felt the same way that you are feeling. In the first message of this series we talked about one of those men that asked the same question that we are asking today. Who Am I?
Last week we shared the whole story of Moses at the burning bush and how
the Lord called Moses to be the deliverer of His people. We find Moses’ response:
Exodus 3:11; “¶ And Moses said unto God, “Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
If you want to know more about this story then I encourage you to get the
CD. God pretty much told Moses, you don’t worry about who you are, you just keep remembering who it is that sent you. The I am has sent you. That is all that matters. It is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that has sent you. In other words, the God of Covenant. That serves us a reminder that when God calls us to do something, He will always equip us.
There were some other men in the Bible that had these same feelings of inadequacy that Moses had before they realized that God was with them.
Jeremiah 1:4-5; ¶ “Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
This is an amazing Scripture. We have heard it quoted an hundred times or
more, yet it never gets old. God is an amazing God. Before He ever called Jeremiah he wanted to make sure that Jeremiah understood the depth of the love that the Lord had for him. He tells him, “Before you were ever born, I not only knew you, but I had a plan for you. It is time to step into your divine destiny.”
After the Lord specifically tells him how much He loves him. Listen to Jeremiah’s response. It is not all that different from the response of Moses.