Exodus 3:10-11 NIV
10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
12 And God said, “I will be with you…
Exodus 4:10 NIV
10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
Exodus 4:13 NIV
13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”
Has God called you to do something for Him? Has He called you to the ministry? Or, to teach? Or to be a missionary? Or, something else?
When the call of God comes, it is again common to ask Him the question “Why me?”
Then, the excuses generally start to come. I can’t do that, or I’m not qualified, or no one would listen to me.
In fact, running away from God, or more accurately trying to run away from God is common.
Moses is a prime example. God had a job for Moses and plans for his life.
However, we see where Moses tried to negotiate with God in order to not accept the calling. I can’t do it, he basically said. I am slow of speech. PLEASE God, send someone else.
God said, I will be with you and I will help you speak.
Exodus 4:12 NIV
12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
Please read the entire dialogue between God and Moses in Exodus chapters 3 and 4.
You will see where God gave Moses powerful signs for him to use in his mission.
Unfortunately, He doesn’t give most people that He calls these powerful signs, but He does give them what they need to fulfill their mission.
Jonah is another example of trying to run from God’s calling. Please read this story in the book of Jonah.
If God has called you to a ministry of some sort, you won’t be able to run from it. You won’t be able to negotiate your way out of it.
Yes, you can ignore it and not accept the call, but the call never goes away.
However, whether He has called us to a specific job or not, the most important job for all of us is to be the “light of the world” that Jesus said we must be.
A familiar expression is so true; WE are the only bible that many people read. So, we must always ask ourselves "what do they see?"
THIS is our primary mission...to bring the light of Jesus to those living in darkness.
Yes, ministers, teachers, song leaders and missionaries are all important, but THIS is our most important calling. THIS is where we can have the most influence as those around us see Jesus in our lives.
Let us make sure we fulfil this mission first and foremost, to influence those in our small circle of the world.
THEN, any other job that God calls us to do.
Not, why me?