In Exodus 4:1 (NLT) we get to see another protest by Moses, "What if they won’t believe me or listen to me?" Moses was already concerned about credibility. Maybe his prior actions of murdering an abusive slave driver in front of the Israelites was coming back to his mind. Maybe he just thought everything sounded so far fetched that he would come across as a mad man. Who knows, but credibility was definitely a huge concern of his. God's answer was to empower him with a couple of miracles to show that God's hand was on him and that he was really called to lead Israel out of Egypt. Then Moses offered up one more protest in Exodus 4:10 (NLT), "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." Oh, how I can relate to that! What is inside my head never comes out right when I speak it. It sounds so much better in my head, but I get tongue tied when I try to convey it to others. But God's answer was to remind him who was the One who gave people speech and that He would be with Moses and give him the right words to say.
Will you say "yes" to God's call for you?
This post is linked with Faith Filled Friday.