Step Up, Day 39: Take Your Staff
READ Exodus 4:10-17 (NKJV)
10 Then Moses said to the LORD, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”
11 So the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD?
12 Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”
13 But he said, “O my Lord, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send.”
14 So the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and He said: “Is not Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well. And look, he is also coming out to meet you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.
15 Now you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth. And I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and I will teach you what you shall do.
16 So he shall be your spokesman to the people. And he himself shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be to him as God.
17 And you shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs.”
Most of us have had at least a few times in our life when we really feel inadequate. It’s easy for the Pastor to say that God has an incredible plan for your life, but it is equally as easy for Satan to convince you that you don’t have what it takes. If you feel that way you are in good company because Moses battled those same feelings, and he was one of the greatest men who ever lived.
The wonderful thing about our God is that he always gives us every provision to do everything He ever calls us to do. It was crazy for Moses to doubt, but even when he did God had an answer ready, and waiting. Never doubt that God will make every provision for you to fulfill the ministry He set aside for you.
Today take time to ask God to show you where He wants you to serve, and how he wants you to fit in to His powerful plan to redeem the world. Next, call out to Him for the courage and strength to trust in His provision.