Who am I?

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong

Moses, on whom be peace, asked God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharoah?” God replied, “I will be with you.” Many of us have been in a similar situation at some point in our lives, wondering who am I to set out to do something, doubting ourselves.

The lesson in this example of Moses is that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from… If you set out on a good and noble endeavour and go about it in the right way, God will be with you. Even if you appear to be alone at times, God is with you.

In this world, there will always plenty of people to doubt you, question you, or put you down… While we need to check ourselves, check what we are doing is indeed right and wholesome; once we have done so and know what we are doing is a good thing, we should set out confidently upon what we have set our heart and mind to do and strive to achieve it.

Don’t keep doubting yourself. No one gets anywhere through constantly doubting themselves. Moses was originally alone, yet set in motion a process that liberated his entire people from slavery and set them on the path to independent nationhood. Muhammad ﷺ was originally alone, yet set his people on a path to unity, bringing an end to constant intertribal warfare and peace to the Arabian peninsula.

What will you achieve? Set your heart and mind on a noble goal and set out to achieve it with God’s blessing and may God grant you every success. Amin. 🤲🏻

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