Perhaps the biggest hurdle that Moses had to overcome was his doubts and fears. God believed in him, and the Lord had prepared him for such a time as this and such a huge task as this, but he had some challenging hesitations. It is amazing how that, at the very moment of opportunity, we can come up with so many reasons and excuses, not to follow through with what God tells us to do!
Exodus 3:11 ‘I’m not the person for a job like that!’ Moses exclaimed.
I can almost hear myself say these words…
Exodus 4:1 But Moses said, ‘They won’t believe me!’ (Living Bible)
Exodus 4:10 But Moses pleaded, ‘O Lord, I’m just not a good speaker. I have never been, and I’m not now, even after You have spoken to me, for I have a speech impediment.’ (Living Bible)
Exodus 4:13 But Moses said, ‘Lord, please! Send someone else.’ (Living Bible)
Doubt, fear and excuses are the hurdles in the way of us being used by God. Do not let doubt, fear and excuses rob you of a life that is used by God. There is no greater joy, fulfillment or privilege in life, than being used by God. You may say, times are difficult, there is a global pandemic raging, I cannot do anything, but you can if God is with you.
OBEDIENCE, BREAKTHROUGH AND DELIVERANCE
In His faithfulness, God reaffirms Moses and promises to be with him
Exodus 3:12 The God told him, ‘I will certainly be with you!’ (Living Bible)
Exodus 4:19 Before Moses left Midian, the LORD said to him, ‘Return to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you have died.’
The crucial thing was that Moses decided to obey. He made the decision, despite all his fears, doubts and excuses, he rose above it all and took up the challenge.
Exodus 4:20 ‘So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey, and headed back to the land of Egypt. In his hand he carried the staff of God.’
So, Moses returned to Egypt and the great story of miracles, breakthrough and deliverance began to unfold. The Lord used Moses and his life to bring about great things and today we can encourage ourselves with this miraculous life story. Moses became, ‘Moses – the great deliverer!’ If you will follow the Lord’s leading and obey His direction, He will use you, in ways you could never even begin to imagine. The Lord wants to use you. The mere fact that you received these notes and are reading them up to this point, could be a ‘burning bush’ experience for you. You are standing on holy ground, this is a sacred moment, the Lord wants to speak to you and use you. Take up your position, get up and do whatever He tells you to do.
John 2:5 ‘Do whatever HE tells you.’
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