Thursday, May 12, 2011

But..but I can't Lord

Exodus 4
Oh Moses, I think you have a tad case of the whines!

In Ex. 3 God asked Moses to go to Egypt and let the Israelites go! Everyone probably remembers the song "Pharoah Pharoah, oh baby let my people go, ugh....ya ya ya ya ya...."
Love it growing up!

Anyways, Moses was reluctant, so many excuses. He was worried about how the people might respond (ugh I'm raising my hand, guilty as charged). We so often build up events in our minds and then panic over every little thing that might go wrong (hand raised again). News flash: God does not ask us to go where he has not provided the means to help.
Challenge: Go where he leads, trust him to supply all the means and resources at the right moment!

In verses 10-13 Moses kept on whining. He pleaded with God to let him out of the mission (guilty as charged here again). "God I'm not a good speaker, I'm clumsy with words...I'll embarrass us both Lord". All Moses needed was some help which is exactly what God was trying to say he would provided. Moses must have had ear wax build up, or maybe that's me. Who better to help us than God, after all he is the one who made our mouths! It's pretty easy for us to focus on our weaknesses, but if God asked us to do something (and he will), then we have to be confident in the fact that HE will help is accomplish it! If the job involves some of our weak areas, then we have to trust it will provided everything (words, strength, courage, and ability).

If you know the story you know that Moses got out of it...Aaron his brother was his spokesperson.

Question to ponder: Who has taken over the jobs we failed to complete for God? And who missed out on the blessing of obediance, us or them?


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