Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. Exodus 4:10-16
Moses was someone God wanted to use for great things. God was telling Moses in Exodus 4 what it is that God wanted Moses to do, and what would happen. What was Moses’s response? God – I don’t speak well enough. Surely you do not want me to do this? We see in this passage that God got angry with Moses and did not let him off the hook. Instead, God sent his brother Aaron with him to do the speaking on his behalf.
Many times I think we can be just like Moses. We find all kinds of reasons why God does not want to use us – that we do not have that skill, that we are not eloquent enough, and the list goes on and on. However, we must remember, that when we go forth into what God is asking of us, God goes with us. We are not alone. God has prepared the way just as God did for Moses with Pharaoh. It will likely be uncomfortable, it may not make sense, but walking what God has for us is the most rewarding path we can take. Even if we do not know what the next step is, let us step out in faith to what God is asking us to do for the Kingdom in 2024.