No more excuses
'Who am I that I should go...?' Exodus 3:11 NIV
Ever found yourself making excuses to avoid doing something you know you should be doing? At some point in our lives, we've all come up with reasons to not do what we've been asked. When God calls us to do something for him, things like fear of the unknown, fear of failure, and insecurity can stop us from taking that step out of our comfort zones and following his will. When God speaks to us, and tells us what he'd love us to do, we have a choice to make: we either make a commitment or make an excuse.
When God asked Moses to represent the Israelites in front of Pharaoh, he came up with a whole range of excuses. First he said: 'Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt' (Exodus 3:11 NIV)? Then he added: 'What if they do not believe me or listen to me' (Exodus 4:1 NIV)? Then finally, he said: 'I am slow of speech and tongue' (Exodus 4:10 NIV). But for each excuse, God gave Moses reassurance. God promised to be with him, to help him and to give him power.
If God's asking us to do something, let's not miss the opportunity to play our part in his Kingdom. Let's stop making excuses and trust him to help us to do whatever he's asking of us.
So what now? Read through Exodus 3 and 4. In one colour write down the excuses that Moses made. Underneath each excuse, using a different colour, write down God's response.
Soulfood: Num 30:1 - 32:24, Mark 9:1-13, Ps 49, Pro 11:16-18