Making Excuses

As I was reading through Exodus 4, I realized a parallel between the life of Moses and many of us today: we make excuses!

In Exodus 4:1-9, God shows Moses His great power. He turns Moses’ staff into a serpent. He turns Moses’ hand leprous. He tells Moses about how He will turn the Nile River water into blood.

But then we get to Exodus 4:10. This is Moses’ response to all that God has done so far. He says, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Excuse number one.

So God responds, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”

Moses responds, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Excuse number two. Even though God had shown Moses His power and told him that He would be with him, he still doubted God and did not want to do what He was asking of him.

Let me ask you: What excuses are you making? Are you asking God to send someone else when He has specifically sent you?

Understand that God is with you and will be with you as you go. Also, rest in the fact that although God got angry with Moses (Exodus 4:14), He still made arrangements to use Moses after all of his excuses.

God can still use you! Quit making excuses.

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