Monday, November 18, 2013

Moses

The other day I was spending my quiet time in Exodus 4:1-17.
As I was reading, something really stuck out to me.

In these passages, God calls Moses to set His people free and take them out of Egypt.
But Moses didn't want to do it.
"But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, 'The Lord did not appear to you.'" (Exodus 4:1)

Then again, later in the chapter Moses tried to find an excuse as to why he couldn't follow God's calling.
"O my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and tongue." (Exodus 4:10)

He didn't feel ready to do what God was calling him to do.
And it was at this point where I was finding myself in Moses' position.

I wasn't ready for this change. I kept finding excuses as to why I wasn't cut out for the position.

But then, God.

"You shall to speak to him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you both what to do. He shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be your mouth, and you shall be as God to him. And take in your hand this staff, with which you shall do the signs." (Exodus 4:15-17)

God provided for Moses.

And it is in this story where I am reminded that God does not call the equipped, but equips the called.
He calls us from what we know to what we don't.
He calls us to a place beyond ourselves. A place where we can no longer rely on ourselves, but only our God.

God has called me to this really hard place. He called me to a place beyond myself, where I could no longer rely on my own power, but only His.
He called me from my comfort zone of my home, my friends, and my family. And He put me in a place of newness and of unfamiliarity.

And it is in this place where I am learning that it's not about me. He's equipping me to do what He's called me to. 

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