Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Not Good Enough

"And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh..." (Exodus 3:11)

Amazing, isn't it? The most revered, holy and epic figure of the Old Testament (including Abraham and David) was Moses, the Lawgiver. And the first time he meets God, in the form of the "burning bush," as he has a CONVERSATION with God, he's asking who am I to do this? In fact, he carries his excuse's on to such an extent God gets pissed! ("And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses..." Exodus 4:14)

So whats the point? Whenever I engage with an individual on an authentic, genuine level, the deeply ingrained feeling of not being "good enough" will surface. Time and again, over and over, this "hidden" secret comes out. Exploring its range and scope usually reveals the obstacles that individual is currently dealing with, or has buried to their detriment. It is so prevalent it is predictable.

As you know if you have read the web section entitled God, I am not a Bible literalist. I do believe the Bible is wonderfully instructive, however. Moses' first encounter with God is a case in point. He doesn't believe he is "good enough" (read chapters 3 and 4 in there entirety to draw your own conclusion). He uses excuse after excuse to avoid what God has planned for him. I believe people mimic Moses in their reluctance to embrace what God has in store for them. Its too big, I'm too small, it can't be done, I'm not the right person for the job... who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh.

I'm here to tell you, you are good enough. In fact you are the perfect person for the job, situation, event, crisis or reconciliation. You have been hand selected. Ignore your own excuses and focus in on the task at hand. Whatever that "small, still voice" (your very own burning bush) inside of you tells you to do, do! Forget about the results or outcome, thats your ego talking. Do it because its what you believe in, its your dream, or its who you want to be. What you'll find is that it wasn't ever a question of you being good enough, but more than enough.