FROM THE PULPIT: God is with you every step of the way

Published: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 04:52 AM.

Did you notice that each of Moses’ excuses had a personal reason attached to them? Moses said he didn’t have authority so no one would listen to him. He feared returning to Egypt and being put to death. He felt that since he could not speak well, it would reflect poorly on him.

Each excuse had nothing to do with the benefits of what God could do through him. It was all about Moses. 

But God had an answer for each excuse that Moses threw out. God said, “Just do it. I am going to give whatever it takes to get the task done.”

Sometimes, we have excuses, too. There is often hesitation or unwillingness to recognize that God will provide what is necessary to get the job done. It is not about taking a turn. It’s not about feeling inadequate. It’s about being faithful to God’s call. 

Moses eventually gave up giving excuses. He did what God said, and God did tremendous things through Moses. It wasn’t perfect — there were lots of bumps along the way — but God’s will was accomplished. 

So if God calls you, how will you respond? 

You could say, “God, would you believe I can’t do this?”

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