I Am Who I Am

September 28th, 2020

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Exodus 3:11-15; 20:7

Myopic refers to being nearsighted or shortsighted. We can tend to only see our past or present instead of envisioning what God can do through us in the future.

This is an all-too-common ailment of Christians. We become so focused on the baggage of our past, that we wonder how God could possibly call us, much less use us, for His kingdom’s work.

Moses’ past was full of baggage. So, when he hears God’s call, Moses doesn’t believe it. Moses asks, “If they ask who sent me, what should I say?” God’s reply is simple but profound: “I Am Who I Am.” There are many interpretations to this phrase, but this one is helpful: “I am free to be who I want to be.” In other words, nothing we can do or have done can limit God. There is nothing in our past that He can’t work through. His name is more than enough for us.

Fortunately, God doesn’t suffer from myopia. Our past does not define how He sees us. God sees what we’re becoming, not just what we are.

Author: James Hampton


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