Lord, Please Send Someone Else

img_0624“But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.”

Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.”

But Moses again pleaded, “Lord, please! Send anyone else.””  ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭4:10-13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Has God ever asked you to do something uncomfortable, something beyond your own ability? If so, you can probably relate to what Moses felt when God called him to free the people of Israel from Egypt.

Did God relent to Moses’ request? Of course not. Instead He promised to equip him for the job He was calling him to do. When God calls us to a task He partners with us to see it through.

Even though I know God has called me to be a Christian speaker, I get nervous before I speak. I do my best to study and prepare, but I know His anointing is what impacts those who hear. His anointing is what moves people on a heart level.  

I am thankful scripture portrays the heroes of the faith in their human frailty. It allows us to see how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. When God calls you to a task that seems impossible, remember He does not ask you to go alone. He will equip you AND He will be with you.

Instead of asking the Lord to send someone else, step up boldly and proclaim, here am I Lord, send me! 

 

 

 

 

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