“The LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD? “Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say.” ” (Exodus 4:11–12, NASB95)

God is willing to put up with our hesitancy for awhile, but at some point He expects us to surrender to His will regardless of our hesitancy.

Moses has had his staff turned into a snake and his hand become leprous in his cloak, and still he doubts and questions God’s direction about being His spokesman before Pharaoh.  God finally has enough of Moses’ whining and states what you see in the verse above.  God says to Moses, and you and me, “Who made you?  Who gifted you with the abilities you have?  And even if you don’t naturally have the gift, if I go with you, can’t I give you abilities that you don’t naturally have?”

Many of you know me as a pastor and teacher.  Most of you do not know that when I was a senior in high school I got a “C” in speech class because I would get nervous and blotchy and my voice would crack when I spoke.  My teacher jokingly suggested that I not go into public speaking for a living.  She wasn’t wrong.  She just didn’t know God’s plan for my life.  He gifted me with the ability to do something I could not naturally do.  Because He is with me, He continues to give me the words to speak and the way to convey them.

I tell you my story to suggest to some of you that God wants you to stop doubting and hesitating about the direction He wants you to go.  He holds the master plan and He alone knows how you fit into it.  Trust that He will be with you and give you the gifts and abilities necessary to fulfill your role in His Kingdom.  Let’s try to exercise a little more trust and a little less doubt in what God can do in our lives today.

Peace!

Pastor Tom

 

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