10 Feb Modern day Moses
I have always felt a connection with Moses.
I’ve been reading through my bible in a year plan. Being reminded of Moses’ story hits a heart string within mine.
God called him to set the Israelites free from the bondage of Pharaoh. However, when He called Moses he was anything but willing and ready.
“He will be to you what you lack.”
He proceeds to tell God; who am I to do this, I am not eloquent, I am slow in my speech and tongue, (meaning he’s no speaker) and what if they don’t believe me nor listen?!
All these fears arose in Moses. And looking within at his own perceived inadequacies, he is right he cannot do this.
But listen to how God response to him;
“Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have no I, the Lord? Now therefore go and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”
God is saying, hello Moses, is this new news to me? who made man and all his parts? Can He not use even the deaf, mute and blind? Therefore, through His power can He not use you also?
I’m not sure about you, but when I read this I’m like “ahh me too boyfriend! I hear ya Moses.”
I like to tell people I feel like I am the modern day Moses.
I can get so caught up in my perceived weaknesses I’m constantly questioning and telling God, I think you got the wrong girl, do you not know me? Do you not see how weak I am? I need an Aaron!
I imagine Him shaking His head in heaven like; Ah Brandi, no, you don’t need an Aaron you simply just need to trust in my power and be willing.
“Even if we think we don’t qualify. If God made you (and He did) than that qualifies you.”
You see, I always view my weaknesses as something that disqualifies me because I don’t add up. But the truth is, God wants to use us because of our weaknesses. God chooses the least qualified so He gets the glory. I don’t have to measure up.
And the truth be told, It was never really about Moses, or you, and I in the first place; Gods calling us to move ourselves out of the way so that He can work through us.
The only way that Moses could do anything that he did was because of God’s strength and provision. He’s shifting Moses’ mind to see that only by His grace would he be able to accomplish this daunting mission. And the same goes for you and I.
We need to turn from that fear to faith. It’s not about what Brandi CAN’T do or ____ (fill in the black with your name) but what God CAN do.
Remember, none of this is about you. He has blessed us all with different gifts to further His kingdom. Let’s not allow ourselves to get in the way and stop Him from using us. Even if we think we don’t qualify. If God made you (and He did) than that qualifies you. He will be to you what you lack.
So, the next time you’re feeling like a Moses remind yourself of this; Our God is so mighty, He can work through us if we make ourselves available. We just need to believe that.