“I Couldn’t Do That.”

One common thread through the story of RICH’S RIDE is the people who say, “I could never do something like that.”

You know what? They’re right.

It’s much too difficult. There’s no way an ordinary human being could possibly accomplish a task this big.

In the middle of an ancient desert God spoke to Moses from a burning bush and said, “So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3:10)

And Moses essentially replied, “I could never do something like that.”

God agrees. He doesn’t tell Moses how tough and brave he is or how special he is. He doesn’t list all the character traits that make Moses uniquely qualified for this apparently impossible task. Instead, God tells Moses the one thing that will allow him to succeed.

And God said, “I will be with you.” (Exodus 3:12)

The implication’s clear. Without God, neither Moses nor any other person could deliver the Israelites from Pharaoh’s iron grip.

Moses knew all about Pharaoh’s power and his own weakness. He compared his ability to the magnitude of the task before him and rightly concluded he was over his head.

God didn’t make Moses stronger, wiser, or more powerful. He simply said, “So now, go. I will be with you.” Apparently that was enough.

God’s presence changes everything.

The world’s obstacles are always bigger than our capacity to overcome them. When we worship the world’s power we’ll always be engaged in a search for smaller, safer challenges.

Do we really believe what we believe?

God says, “So now, go. I will be with you.”

It’s not about whether we think we’re capable. We’re not.

It’s about the size of our God.

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