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“Self-focus or God-focus”

“But Moses pleaded with the Lord, ‘Oh Lord, I’m not very good with words…’

But Moses again pleaded, ‘Lord, please! Send someone else.”

Exodus 4:10, 13

In Moses’ arguments with God, it is clear that he was focusing on his own weaknesses. Moses was good at seeing his emptiness, but not so good at seeing God’s fullness.

As always, God’s response to Moses’ protests aimed to shift his focus off himself: “WHO makes a person’s mouth? WHO decides whether people speak or do not speak…?” And then came God’s strong admonition… “Now go! I will be with you as you speak.” Moses tried pleading again, only to have God answer by sending Aaron with the same promise, I will be with both of you as you speak…”

Note, there are two parts to those promises: first, I will be with you, and second, as you speak. God was not promising to do the assigned task FOR Moses, but He promised to be WITH him as MOSES did the hardest thing for him to do, speak!

What is the most difficult task for me to face? God does not want me to run from it, because THAT is the exact spot where HE promises to be! So, when my loving Father nudges me, “Now go,” Like Moses, I can be sure of two things…God will be with me as I go, and HIS strength will always overshadow my weakness!


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