“But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses.” Exodus 4:13–14, NIV.
Can you identify with Moses’ feelings of reluctance and inadequacy? “No God, not me, please choose someone else. Don’t you know my weaknesses and limitations?” Personally, I have been at this place an embarrassing number of times in my life.
God called Moses to be the deliverer, but fear, insecurity, and maybe even pride took the place of faithful obedience to God’s commandment and calling. God’s anger burned when Moses helplessly begged, “Please send someone else.”
It was God’s mercy, not approval, which permitted Aaron to be Moses’ voice. God ordained Moses to be the spokesman and the deliverer to the captives in Egypt and was angry at Moses’ excuses, especially since He affirmed his calling and power at the burning bush (Ex. 3:9–21).
God will never involve Himself in a dream that you’re able to achieve alone. Please stop depending on someone else’s abilities when God has designed you to do it. Moses was uniquely chosen for his mission and, today, God wants to use you to trigger the miraculous. Go ahead, be courageous and honor God by obeying His voice. You’ve got this.
Prayer: Lord, help me trust in Your ability and not my weaknesses. I want to depend on Your strength and not my frailty. I’m sorry if I have rejected Your call. From now on, give me the strength and courage to say, “Yes, Lord.”
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3, KJV.
Do you know those nights? The kind of night when tears hit your pillow as life overwhelms you or the nights you toss back and forth. Sometimes, we miss the nudge from God and think that all we need to sleep well is a comfortable position, but what we need is His peace.
Perfect peace doesn’t come from perfect circumstances, a robust savings account, or straight A’s on your report card. Perfect peace is supernatural and flows from the throne room of God. When your life is being shaken, when your faith is tested, when you are grieving, there is hope. There is perfect peace that can pass your comprehension (Phil. 4:7) and every fear and stress has to submit to the authority of God. So, speak peace today, brave one.
Prayer: God, I’m so thankful I’m not alone during this lonely time of my life. Help me to trust you. Speak peace to my spirit. I cannot live in a state of worry, please help me speak life. Prove to me today that you are the peacemaker and help me keep my mind on You!
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.” Psalm 37:23, KJV.
Growing up my dad taught me how to play chess. I am still an amateur but I love spending time with him, so I will sit there for hours knowing I don’t have a winning chance against a master strategist. It doesn’t matter how many steps I think ahead he is ten steps ahead of me.
Our relationship with God is very similar. We can have our future mapped out with a step-by-step plan, but God knows the end from the beginning and He knows if the choices you are making will be detrimental or beneficial to your spiritual health. This is the reason why He asks you to step out in faith or why His answers are sometimes, “No.”
Have you ever asked God, “What is your purpose through this situation in my life?” or the all too familiar, “Why God?” More than anything I want to be led by the Lord, but what if that means my path will be lonely and interlaced with pain? My flesh hesitates when God motions me to move to an unfamiliar place. My spirit, however, feels remarkably strong most days.
God Is A Master Strategist
One thing is certain, God wants to guide you through life, even after you make a wrong move on your life’s chessboard. Our God is a master strategist and He will direct you toward His perfect will and purpose for your life – if you will allow Him.
Prayer: God, I pray You will remind me that You are the author and finisher of my faith and that You know the beginning to end. I desire righteousness and ask You to guide my every footstep and to divinely orchestrate my life because I want to be in Your perfect will. I trust You, Amen.