Blogging the Bible

Exodus 1-4; Psalm 21

God never leaves us alone. Even in the wilderness, even in slavery God is watching out for His people. God has selected a leader for His people, but often those who God selected don’t feel up to the task. Notice Moses, he brings his excuses, God counters.

Why me?
Moses says, “Who am I that I should go?” God tells him not to worry that He is with him every step of the way. Too often in life we think it all depends on us, when God is right there with us each step of the way.

Who sent me?
Who gave us the authority? Who gives us our direction? When we read the Bible God gives us direction and meaning for our life. Who sent us? God has sent us to bless the world around us.

What if they don’t believe me?
The world around us may not believe or respond positively to us. In fact, just like the Egyptians they may increase their persecution of us. The response of others doesn’t dictate our obedience. We are still called to obey and follow what God has called us to do.

But I don’t speak so well?
Public speaking is one of the greatest fears of people, probably 2nd only to death. The good thing is that in many cases people need to see the Gospel and God’s love through us before they can effectively hear about God’s love. To neglect speaking leaves out a part of our mission, but it is generally best to lead with action and support with words.

Send someone else.
Others can’t do what you have been called to do. There are people I will never reach because I just never come in contact with them. We are all uniquely gifted and placed to fulfill the mission of God in a specific place and time.

Moses could have bailed and God would have saved His people through someone else. Instead, Moses was faithful and God did great things through him, even in his over 80 years. We are never too old to be used by God. If God has called us to do something, He will supply what is needed to accomplish the task.

We don’t have to have all the answers or solutions. In fact, it is when we don’t have all the answers and solutions that God gets to save the day. He gets glorified. His mission gets accomplished, and we get the blessing of obedience as we partner with God to do His work.

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~ by mikefoster on January 30, 2016.

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