Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Maybe Moses was scared? Maybe He was still ashamed of fleein Egypt years earlier for killing a man? I don't know, maybe He had no self-confidence, or maybe he was simply comfortable in tending flocks for his father-in-law? But, the bottom line is when God calls you to do something, He already knows you can do it, or He wouldn't have called you to do it. God unlike us, doesn't make mistakes.
I believe every individual created by God was created for a purpose and has value, and is called. Many people never realize it, ignore it, or reject it, many make excuses. Some people try to find purpose and value in earthly relationships, power, sex, drugs, jobs, money, and hobbies and can't understand why they are never fulfilled, complete, or why enough is never enough? It's because God created you and me for a reason.
No we are not all called to be preachers, missionaries, or church leaders, but regardless you are still called to do something for God. The talents and gifts you have, maybe in sports, music, speaking, or computers? Maybe God wants you to use them for Him. Maybe God wants you to be an influence at your school, at your job, with your friends, in your family?
But, what do we do? We make excuses why we can't, won't, or aren't willing. I remember several years ago I left full-time ministry and struggled spiritually, I wasn't a very good Christian, and for a period of time I still felt God's calling, but ignored it because I was ashamed and felt unworthry like God could never used me again, yet here I am again serving in ministry, because I couldn't stand the constant calling as opposed to ignoring it and running out or excuses why God couldn't use me.
made you and gave you gifts, He will supply the strength, wisdom, and means to use them, you will fail with your own strength, but with God, you are limitless.
I leave you today with YES you! God made you, God wants to use you, what is your excuse? and BTW Moses finally obeyed and as we say the rest is history!
If you have time, watch this video about a guy name Christopher and ask yourself, what is my excuse for not letting God use me?