Today's Manna

February 10, 2017
Excuses, Excuses, Excuses
by Jody Huff
Scripture Reading: Exodus 4

As we saw in Exodus 3, God called Moses to lead the Israelites out of bondage to the Holy Land. We also saw Moses make excuses right away. In chapter 4, he continues to tell God why he CANNOT do what God is calling him to do instead of trusting in God.

After God reassured him with three different signs, Moses still said “…I am not eloquent… but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” God responded by asking Moses, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”

Even after this, Moses still asked God to pick someone else.

Do you really think God would call you to do something today that you could not do? Quite often, God does exactly that...calls us to do things we, in our own power, cannot do. That's why we often struggle with following God's lead. The key to overcoming his struggle is realizing that we only have to be obedient to the call, and trust God to supply the ability.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness...for when I am weak, then I am strong."

God may not be calling you to a lifetime in the ministry, but He does command each of us to share the Gospel with others (Matt 28:19). Ask yourself the question – when is the last time I shared the Gospel with someone else? In Luke, we are told to “take up our cross daily” and we know that we will face daily challenges in our lives. When your back is against the wall, remember that God’s will would never put you in a position where His grace cannot keep you.

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Don’t make excuses. Put your faith in God and trust Him in your daily lives with all things big or small. Our God is bigger than big and greater than great. He wants you to follow Him and the direction He has for your life, so don’t make excuses, trust in Him and He will lead the way.

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