Monday, February 18, 2013

No Excuses 2/18/2013

"'Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.'   But Moses said to God, 'Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?'” Exo 3:10-11

As we consider what it is to have a relationship with God, two inescapable facts should come to mind: we enjoy both privileges and responsibilities.  Most of us have no problem accepting the privileges.  We are grateful to God for His blessings of peace, provision, answered prayer and promises of an eternity with Him.  When it comes to responsibilities, however, a certain hesitance can be seen in all of us.

Moses is one of the most well known and loved figures in all of human history.  He enjoys his reputation because of his relationship with God and the things that were done through him for his people.  Anyone truly acquainted with his story knows though, that it was not always this way.  Moses began his walk with God by offering a series of excuses for not wanting to do what God was commanding.

Beloved, we are all called upon by our heavenly Father to accomplish certain tasks (consult your bible for a list of these things).  It goes without saying that if God commands it, He expects that we will accomplish it.  Further, He will equip us.  For every excuse Moses offered, God provided a solution. When Moses informed God that he was not the most eloquent speaker (thereby asking to be excused from the task) God replied, "Who gave human beings ther mouths?  Who makes them deaf or mute?  Who gives them sight or make them blind?  Is it not I, the Lord?  Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say" Exo 4:11-12. 

For us, it is a matter of faith.  If we know in our hearts that God desires certain things of us, it should become job one to accomplish it and we should do so without worries about how, why or the outcome.  Better said, "If God brings us to it, God will bring us through it."  God brought Moses through it all.  He learned to trust God and rely upon Him.  For these reason, we know him and look up to him to this day.



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