Sunday, May 18, 2008

Are You Prepared?

Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue." The LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD ? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say." But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it." (Exodus 4:10-12)
How many times have we aborted our assignments because we feel that we are not good enough or that there is someone better equipped? How many times have we disobeyed God in fear of what others may think, feel or say about us? How many times have we forgotten that it is God who appoints us and man’s inability to accept these appointments that become disappointments? If God placed a specific task in your hands for you to do – He will see you through. Not only will God see you through but he will give you the means and the instruction to do it.
As Moses led God’s chosen children through the dessert, they had no change of clothes – yet there were never naked. There were no flowing rivers – yet they were not dehydrated. There were no crops - yet God sent them manna from Heaven. They had no flashlights to see by night but He gave them a pillar of fire to see by night. There was no compass to make their way during the day but He gave them a pillar of could to lead them during the day.
Suppose Moses had not beckoned to God’s call. Imagine how he would have felt watching someone else lead the children to land of Canaan. Do you think he could bear it? No. Well, I ask you are you prepared to watch someone else finish the job He started in you? What will you say then left with your works undone?
We know all this and most of us are familiar with the text – yet we still doubt God and His ability to use us. God brought you to “it” to bring you through “it” so that He may get the glory.


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