I’m fascinated by the life of Moses.
Here we have a man who grew up among the enemy, lived in the wilderness for 40 years, and then returned to the enemy to save God’s people from enslavement.
I have to believe that amidst the miracles and wonders, plagues and wandering, Moses lost sight of his purpose. I feel a feeling he questioned God, doubted his ability to lead, and wondered why God chose him to bring the people out of captivity.
In Exodus 4, Moses tells God of his inadequacy. “But Moses said to the Lord, ‘Oh, 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 of tongue.’” (Exodus 4:10, ESV)
And God firmly takes Moses’ inadequacy and covers it in His own power.
“…I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you both what to do.” (Exodus 4:15b, ESV)
When I let the thoughts of what I am not consume my mind, I am overcome with feelings of inadequacy.
In that moment, I choose defeat and declare that others are more equipped, more experienced, more valuable. In that moment, I feel like my small role doesn’t matter.
Moses probably felt like his role didn’t matter, as well. But, friend, that is a lie –a falsehood that we must battle against daily.
Our roles matter.
We can make a difference.
We have something to offer.
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