Mission Impossible?

The Call:

“But Moses said to God, Who am I that I should go…”  Ex 3:11 (NKJV)

I am so familiar with those words, “Who am I ?”

Imagine a small cassette tape drops from heaven and the recording says with a still small voice, “Go into the world and preach the gospel.”

Mark 16:15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.


Now, you have just a few minutes to accept “the mission” before the tape self destructs.  I know from experience my reaction.  My conversation with the Lord went something like this:  “Grrrrrrr!  No can do Lord!  I am a southern woman who has a background in Nursing not Theology!” Then the Lord said, “Oh, it’s that excuse.  Moses said the same thing.  Linda, you have the option to refuse just like Moses, but you only have seconds or I will find someone else. Most Christians would not even bother if the mission seems impossible. What is your choice? Mission Impossible or Mission Possible?”


The next time you are challenged to do something beyond your capabilities remember when God looks at you He sees potential.  When you see yourself you see weakness.  On your own you can do nothing but with God you can do all things.


Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

God does not call the qualified.  He qualifies those He calls. ~ Author Unknown


Father… It’s all about your expertise and not ours. Help us to have confidence in you.

Prov. 3:2:  For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

Gal. 6:9:  Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.


When our head argues with our heart concerning our call to missions, give us faith to surrender to your plans. Help us to remember it’s not “Who I am, but it’s “The great I Am.”


Accomplishment and success are often the result of commitment and perseverance rather than skill or talent. –George Van Valkenburg



by Linda Poole Kneeland

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