Well, Moses goes through a little bit of the same thing. Moses is tending to his flock when this bush starts to flame up and doesn't burn. At this time, God speaks to him through a bush. When God tells Moses what He wants Moses to do, Moses gives excuses. Do you give excuses to God? I know I do. Well, every excuse he gives, God says something to reaffirm that I have your back. You don't have to worry because I got it under control. When Moses said I can't speak, God said, "And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say." (Exodus 4:11-12). When Moses said that they would not believe him, God showed him two signs to use. And towards the end, Moses doubted himself and God to the fact that He asked for someone else to speak for him. And God was getting frustrated because of His lack of faith and sent his brother Aaron to help him.
Now, the thing is God is given His children a task and when His people don't obey, He gets frustrated. Now he gets frustrated because He knows what you can do. God has given you everything that you need and when you doubt, it's like a slap in His face. What are you waiting for?
The first thing is to obey God and make sure to keep your connection going with God. So, have you ever woken up in the middle of the night at a crazy time? Did you wonder why you were awake? Just something to think about. What if God woke you up because He had someone for you to intercede upon? What if God woke you up because He had a word for you that would ease your pain? You don't know what God has in store for you by having you wake up. I know for myself that I still need to work on that. Because I'll go back to sleep unfortunately instead of listening to God and hearing what he has to say.
Next thing is to trust God and put your faith into action. When God gives us a task or an assignment, we should be excited to jump on it. However, I know for myself that I start to doubt myself. And in reality, I'm really doubting God. And i know that i am more than a conqueror. But, this past week God touched me and reminded me that i am not weak and that He has prepared me. God reminded me that i am not inferior to anyone else and that i need to trust Him. When we tell God I'm not good in this area, He says I have that covered. And when we keep putting more doubts, He just says I have it covered. And if you are worried about danger or safety measures, then Isaiah 54:17 says "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.". So, God is asking His children, what are you waiting for? I have given you my word and I have prepared you for what will happen. I will supply everything you need. When you are weak, I will make you strong. When you don't know what to say, I will give you the words. So, God is asking what are you waiting for? Just like He said to Moses, I hear my people crying out for help and I have called you to help them. They need your help and you are worried about your faults. Trust in me and I will help you but my people need your help.
Challenge: Instead of thinking of excuses, try to think of what God can do in those situations. Continue to trust God and come against the excuses.
Say yes to His will and yes to His way. Stay blessed!!!!
Salvation Sunday: Steven Gable