“Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’” (Exodus 3:11)

“Moses said to the Lord, ‘Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.’” (Exodus 4:10)

“But Moses said, ‘Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.’” (Exodus 4:13)

It’s the final countdown. Our new College year begins on Monday. New courses, new students, new experiences. The start of the academic session will bring new challenges, seasoned with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. Even continuing students (and staff!) will have a few butterflies. It’s the adventure of following God’s leading even while wondering, like Moses, “Who am I…” that God should have brought me to this point and this place? Moses wrestles with self-doubt, with inadequacies, with fears, with flaws. He tortures himself with all sorts of “what if” scenarios, even to the point of testing God’s patience. He even pleads with God to “send someone else.” But God will have none of it.

What adventure is God calling you to? I know it’s trite and it’s humbling but remember that old saying that ‘God doesn’t want you for your ability but for your availability.’ Doubtless someone will also remind you that ‘Whom He calls He also equips.’ Ultimately know that He has called you to take the first steps in this adventure and He doesn’t make mistakes. Trust Him. He knows what He’s doing.