Moses said to the LORD, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The LORD said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.” Exodus 4:10-13 (NIV)
I Will Help You
So, you feel inadequate to go and do what I am asking you to do for me? You feel unprepared to accomplish my purposes? You feel unable to fulfill my plans? Am I hearing you correctly? Yes, you are hearing me loud and clear. Would you believe that you are the first person that I have called into my service who has felt inadequate, unprepared and unable to accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans? No, I wouldn’t believe that, not for a second. That’s good. Would you believe that if you feel completely adequate, fully prepared and totally able to accomplish my assignment, then something is wrong. Like what? Like, I’m not calling you to do what you feel completely adequate, fully prepared and totally able to accomplish. That’s not me. You can be sure that the very easy assignments that are before you are not what I have in mind for you. What do you have in mind for me?
Let me ask you a few questions. I’m listening. You have my full attention. When have I given you a super easy assignment? When have I given you an assignment that didn’t cause you to come to rely on me? When have I given you an assignment that you could do without my help? I can’t remember you ever giving me an assignment like that. That’s good, because those are not the kind of assignments that you will receive from me. What kind of assignments will I receive from you? I have assignments in mind for you that will stretch your faith. I have assignments in mind for you that will cause you to come to rely on me. I have assignments in mind for you that will be far beyond what you could possibly imagine. I expect that you will have some fear about the assignments that I will give to you. I expect that you will have some doubts about the assignments that I will give to you. Will you face your fears? Will you confront your doubts? Will you have faith in me? Will you come to rely on me? Do you believe that I will work in and through your life? Do you believe that I will help you do whatever I ask you to do for me? Yes Lord, I believe that you will be with me to help me. I will say yes to you. I will say yes to the assignments that you give to me. That is very good. I will help you.
Lord, I will go and do whatever you ask me to do. I will not hesitate. I will not debate with you, even though, I don’t feel adequate or prepared for this assignment. I will need your help every step of my way. I will trust you, to give me all I will need to serve you. Amen
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