WHO AM I?
T. PIERCE BROWN
In Exodus 3:10,11, we find God saying to Moses, “Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children ofIsraelout ofEgypt. And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children ofIsraelout ofEgypt?”
In this and the past generation, it seems that millions are trying to find out who they are, were they came from and what their purpose is, or where they are going. It seems that millions of dollars are being spent in space and oceanic explorations to find answers to questions which God has already plainly revealed. It may be that Moses’ problem was very much like ours. He had been trying to run away from himself instead of facing up to who he was and living up to his potential. In our short life of three quarters of a century, we have found persons who made very serious mistakes in answering the question, “Who am I?” On the one hand, there are those who seem to think that they are persons with practically all authority in heaven and on earth. Their answer to almost any question is the final and complete answer. If you question their conclusion on almost any subject, you are an idiot, and if it is a Bible subject, in addition to that, you are a liberal and false teacher.
On the other hand, there are those who so devalue and denegrate themselves that they seem unable to function properly to get any job done that God asks of them. If there is a sick or needy person who needs visiting, the response is, “Who am I? I have no talent or ability in that area.” If a Bible class needs a teacher, the response is the same. It is especially evident if it is suggested that there are lost souls that need salvation.
We are made for a purpose. Until you listen to God and find out who you are and what your purpose is in life, you will still be stuck out in the desert, useless both to God and man. What Moses eventually discovered was that by himself, he was about like a zero. Ten zeros all in a row are still but zeros. However, with One in front those ten zeros become one billion. When God has a job for you, it may well be that He will provide ten other zeros like you if you will simply let God be in front, guiding and directing your every move. Follow Him!
T. Pierce Brown
1068 Mitchell Ave.
Cookeville, TN. 38501
Phone: (615) 528-3600