March 14, 2017
Moses was so reluctant to do fulfill the mission for which he had been shaped and to which he had been called. When confronted with the urgency and the possibility of being the catalyst to lead a nation from slavery to destiny he came up with a series of excuses.
I am unlearned.
I am unable.
I am unbelievable.
I am unwilling.
Each one was answered except the last.
At the end, God kicked him in the hind parts and said, "Get going. I am not asking you; I'm telling you."
Here are some of the actual words:
" But Moses said to the LORD, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the LORD said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses and he said, “Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Behold, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. You shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you both what to do. He shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be your mouth, and you shall be as God to him. And take in your hand this staff, with which you shall do the signs.”" (Exodus 4:10-17 ESV)
Have you ever uttered such sentiments or at least felt them?
There is an answer to each, but in the end, the real answer is, if you know what to do, then do it! Get started and all of your objections will be handled.