I’m having one of my Moses moments again. It’s exhausting. What’s a Moses moment, you ask?
Well, a long time ago, there was a guy named Moses. He was a simple shepherd until God decided to use him. God told him that He wanted Moses to go tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go and for Moses to lead them to the promised land. Moses didn’t like that proposition.
Here’s what the rest of the conversation might of sounded like:
Moses: “Who am I to go see Pharaoh? How can you expect me to lead them out of Egypt? ”
God: “I will be with you all the way.”
Moses: “They won’t believe me.”
God: “Tell them ‘I AM’ sent you.”
Moses: “Whoa. You want me to use the ‘I AM’?
Moses: “I’m telling you, they won’t believe me.”
God: “I’ll let you perform magic tricks with your stick. Then they’ll believe you.”
God: “See. Show them that and they’ll believe you.”
Moses: “OK that’s cool but I’m not a good speaker. I can’t speak in front of people. I have dyslexia of the mouth.”
God: “Nice try. I made you. You can speak. I don’t make mistakes.”
Moses: “Can you please send someone else?”
God: “I have had it about up to here with you Moses! OK. Look, there’s your brother Aaron. He’s a preacher. He can speak for you. You tell Him what I tell you! Now go!
Moses: “But..but..but..Hi Aaron, guess what? We’re going to go see Pharaoh!
Aaron: “Wow – I’m preaching at the big house tonight!”
Moses: “Do you have to get so excited?”
OK. I know it may have been a little different than that but that is kind of how my conversation with God is going.
Did you ever feel that God was telling you to do something that you didn’t want to do?
What did you do?
- Did you answer His call and do it anyway? If so, what was the outcome?
- Are you glad that you followed God’s direction? Or, did you fight with God.
- If you fought with God, did you tell Him that you didn’t want to do it or find some other excuse not to do it?
- If so, what happened? How did it turn out?
I’m curious to hear some responses.
OK God. Let’s talk some more!