Ever think yourself out of a good decision? We all have. Overthinking is something everyone does. We don’t know what to do in a moment of decision, so we wait, and usually, the opportunity passes.
So, let’s look at an overthinker.
Moses, in Exodus 3:1-22, is at the burning bush. God calls him to lead His people out of Egyptian slavery and into the Promised Land.
I AM INADEQUATE
Exodus 3:11 - But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”
Moses compared himself to Pharaoh and quickly surmised he was outmatched. When you compare yourself to someone and feel inadequate, do it again, but this time, put God in the equation.
I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
Exodus 4:10 - But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.”
Moses was thinking about how one would speak to a Pharaoh and quickly determined he wasn’t that kind of public speaker. If you feel unqualified, then think again. Peter delivered a sermon that led 3,000 people to be saved. If God could do it for them, He can do it for you.
THERE WILL BE FALL OUT
Moses worried about how everyone would respond to his message. He overthought the potential rejection and pushback he might face.
When you think about rejection, remember. God isn’t rejecting you. Mankind rejected Jesus - but He never rejected them.
MOSES NEEDED SOME HAND HOLDING.
Moses repeatedly asked for signs and reassurance from God to confirm that he was indeed the chosen leader (Exodus 4:1-9).
God was patient with Moses. He was patient with Gideon and will be patient with you, too.
Dear Jesus, help me not to overthink your will in my life. AMEN