God's Assurance in the Journey of Obedience

God's Assurance in the Journey of Obedience


Exodus 3:11-14 (NIV)

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

In the tapestry of faith, we often find ourselves at the intersection of doubt and obedience, much like Moses when he questioned his ability to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Faced with an extraordinary calling, Moses asked, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” His self-doubt and uncertainty were palpable, echoing our own moments of insecurity when we question our role in God’s plan.

God’s response to Moses is a profound reminder of His unwavering presence and assurance in our journey of obedience. He declared, “I will be with you.” These words, like a beacon of hope, assure us that when we embark on the path of obedience, we are not alone. God’s presence accompanies us, guiding us through every challenge, fear, and uncertainty.

As a sign of His faithfulness, God revealed to Moses a future moment of worship on a mountain after leading the Israelites out of Egypt. This vision served as a promise and a testament to God’s divine guidance. Likewise, as we journey in obedience, God grants us glimpses of the blessings and victories that await us as we follow His call.

Moses, however, had another concern—what to tell the Israelites about God’s name. God responded with profound simplicity, “I am who I am.” This declaration not only reveals the eternal nature of God but also signifies His unchanging presence in our lives. He is the Great “I AM,” always with us in our journey of obedience.

In our moments of doubt and self-questioning, God’s assurance remains unwavering. He calls us to take steps of obedience even when we feel ill-equipped or uncertain. And just as He was with Moses, He is with us, guiding our steps, revealing His promises, and assuring us of His unchanging presence.

The journey of obedience may not always be free of challenges or uncertainties, but it is a path where we encounter the faithfulness and constancy of God. So, when doubt creeps in, and you question your role in God’s plan, remember that He is the “I AM,” and His presence is your assurance as you continue your journey of obedience.


Have there been moments in your life when you, like Moses, felt inadequate or uncertain about following God’s call? How did you overcome your doubts and move forward in obedience, and what did you learn from those experiences?

What are some practical steps you can take to remind yourself of God’s constant presence and assurance in your journey of obedience, especially when you encounter challenges or self-doubt? How can you strengthen your faith and trust in His promises as you continue to follow His call?