Have you ever had occasion, to ask the Lord: “Who am I?”
Moses asked that question when the Lord sent him to the Hebrews and Pharaoh. Moses tried to change the Lords mind by reminding Him who he was.
I am just a shepard Lord, I don’t speak well, I am nobody, why would they listen to me? I am not worthy, O Lord. Send someone else.
Moses knew himself.
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”
Moses thought he knew his limitations. He found out, “With God, all things are possible.”
David asked that question three times. Once of King Saul, when told he could have Sauls daughter Michel as his wife and twice of God. When told his lineage would be blessed for ever.
“Who am I, O Lord God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?”
He was surprised, he knew his failings, his sin, that he was unworthy. He also knew how to repent.
King James Version (KJV)
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.”
When building the Temple for the Lord.
Solomon asked “Who am I then, that I should build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him?”
Solomon knew how to pray.
1 Kings 3:5-10
King James Version (KJV)
“In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people
And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.”
All three, great men of God. All three, realized how small and insignificant they were.
If we would do great things for the Lord, it might be smart to realize how insignificant we are, and that the Lord could use anyone.
In order to be useful vessels, we must be humble, repentant, and know how to pray.
We need to “learn to please the Lord, rather then asking Him to please us“.
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