Hebrews 7; Exodus 3:1-4:31; Psalm 41
There are times when it appears that I have it all together. On the outside, I look strong and confident as I go forward. In truth, no one knows my fears and weaknesses like I do. While I do a pretty good job of keeping them hidden, I suffer from doubt and a complete lack of confidence in my ability. I think I’m in good company, though. “But Moses said, ‘Please, my Lord, just send someone else.’” (Exodus 4:13) I wonder why God puts up with me, sometimes, but as I read this story, I marveled at God’s patience. He spoke to Moses. He explained the situation. When Moses asked for God’s name, He gave it. When Moses balked at going forward God showed him miraculous signs that would validate his leadership. When Moses continued to balk citing his inability to speak in public, God reminded Moses that He gave men the ability to talk. That’s when Moses made this request. Each day we are faced with opportunities to share God’s love. How often do we decide that God should send someone else to proclaim His love and balk at sharing? How often do we avoid the opportunity to be the hands and feet of God to show His love? The old Pogo comic strip reminds us of what lies before us: “We are faced with an insurmountable opportunity.” And so we are. Do we have enough faith to accept God’s call or do we faithlessly cry out, “Please, my Lord, send someone else?”
Father God, You will be who You will be. As part of Your being You have chosen to send people like me into the world to proclaim and show Your love and grace. Let me have the faith and the boldness to do what You have called me to do no matter what the situation may be.