Yesterday, I caught a few minutes of the movie “Rookie of the Year,” the fictional account of Henry Rowengartner’s (12 years old) tenure with the Chicago Cubs. One scene captured my attention. The pitching coach looked at Henry and said, “You’re in!”, and his eyes became as big as golf balls. His facial expression literally said, “I don’t know if I’m ready for this.” I’m convinced that many people have shared Henry’s sentiments. Whether you’re assuming more responsibilities at work, waiting to hear back from a potential employer, entering the next chapter of your life, or listening to the news about budget or salary cuts, I’m sure you’ve felt like this before.
Moses knew exactly how Henry felt. One day, God asked Moses to do something he had never done, and the assignment intimidated him. Instead of focusing on the possibilities in the Requester, Moses digressed to his inadequacies: “O Lord, I’m not very good with words … I get tongue-tied and my words get tangled” (Exodus 4:10, New Living Translation). As Moses plunged into despair, however, God encouraged him. He reassured Moses that He’d be with him and equip him to fulfill his assignment.
I remember feeling like Henry and Moses when God laid the Daily Recharge on my heart. A year and a half later, however, the Daily Recharge is a thriving Internet ministry. God will never give you an assignment that He won’t equip you to handle. Just trust Him, and let Him lead the way!
I will never fail you. I will never abandon you (Hebrews 13:5, New Living Translation)