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When God’s plan overwhelms me, it can be frightening. If you are overwhelmed, you feel you can’t handle the task you have been given. When the Lord told Moses He was going to send him to free the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt, God’s plan seemed too big. Like many of us, Moses was looking to his own strength. Although the Lord said he would be with Him and go before him, God’s plan still seemed overwhelming to Moses.

Moses is Overwhelmed by God’s Plan

Exodus 3:10 Now go, for I am sending you (Moses) to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” 11 But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” 12 God answered, “I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the one who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.” 13 But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” 14 God replied to Moses, “I Am Who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you.”[1]

As the story unfolds the Lord sends Moses’ brother Aaron with him and he successfully confronts the Pharoah of Egypt. God was with Moses just as He said.

Look to God When You are Overwhelmed

It is not unusual for any of us to feel overwhelmed when we move forward with God’s plan for our life. God’s plan usually stretches us, and it takes us outside of our comfort zone. When we begin to follow the Lord’s plan, we must continue to seek the Lord in prayer for ongoing direction.

As we move forward with God’s plan there will be opposition. The enemy does not want to you to make a spiritual impact on anyone including yourself.

Ephesians 6:10A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.[2]

When God’s plan overwhelms me, I remember He is the Good Shepherd who will guide, encourage, and give me peace as I move forward in faith. He will do the same for you, listen here:

[1-2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.


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