GOD USES UNUSUAL PEOPLE

Every so often you meet a person that you think to yourself, “My, what God could do with that person! 

He has such a personality, and his ability to communicate is beyond the normal; wow!”  You meet another who you are convinced: “What a “nice” individual!  However, I doubt that he or she will get far in life.”

Try reading Exodus 3:13, 14 “But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?’”

“Then Moses said to God, ‘Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I shall say to them, the God of your fathers has sent me to you.’  Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’  ‘What shall I say to them?’  God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’; AND SAID, ‘Thus you shall to the sons of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.’”

As we read through Exodus we are made aware of numerous excuses that Moses used.  First he referred to his ability to speak. (v13)  We read of his fitness in verse 4 of Exodus.  There is also God’s reminder of his authority. (4:1 and following) Success lies in obedience, not our own strength.  Moses refers to his inability to speak in 4:10. (I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.)  Then God tells him: Go to Pharaoh in 9:13 and tell him: “Rise up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, Let My people go, that they may serve Me!’”

One might remember how Moses was saved from drowning in a “sea going bassinette”; he was brought up in Pharaoh’s household; he killed one of Pharaoh’s people, and he was assigned by God to lead the Hebrews back to the Promised Land!  He named his excuses to God only to be told “I will go with you.”

We all have limitations of which we are aware, but we must learn to obey the leading of the Lord.  I was young in the Lord when I heard someone say: “Me and God make a majority!”  The road maybe rough, and the excuses of which we are well aware may be many, “But me and God make a majority!”

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