Moses’ story is told in the books of Exodus through Deuteronomy. He is also mentioned in Acts 7:20–44; Hebrews 11:23–29.

Moses looked only at his own ability, not at the potential he has in God

Ex 3:11″But who am I to appear before Pharaoh?” Moses asked God. “How can you expect me to lead the Israelites out of Egypt?” 12Then God told him, “I will be with you.

God works best when he has very little or nothing to work with. He created the universe out of nothing. He fed five hundred people with just a few loaves of bread and few pieces of fish. Jesus chose 12 people to be His disciples, most of who would be considered nothing by the religious community of that day.

Do you feel that God cannot use you because you are nothing? Do not be embarrassed. Many Biblical characters also felt that way. And Moses is one example. He felt he was nothing because he did not look at the potential he has in God. God, on the other hand, saw so much that Moses could do because He had plans to work in him.

What is God calling you to do? Tell God that you are nothing, but you will by something if He could use you.

God never asks us to do anything without also intending to provide us with His support. Even the Great commission in Matt 28:19-20 comes with the promise that He will be with us until the end of the world.

Are you trying to serve God without His help? You would be doing so if you go about doing and spend little time praying. Determine never to enter into God’s task without first praying and asking Him to give you the ability.

Failed to obey God’s laws and almost suffered serious consequences

Exod 4: 24  On the journey, when Moses and his family had stopped for the night, the Lord confronted Moses£ and was about to kill him. 25  But Zipporah, his wife, took a flint knife and circumcised her son. She threw the foreskin at Moses’ feet and said, “What a blood-smeared bridegroom you are to me!” 26(When she called Moses a “blood-smeared bridegroom,” she was referring to the circumcision.) After that, the Lord left him alone.

God was about to kill Moses because Moses had not circumcised his son. Moses could not be used effectively by God until he had obeyed God’s laws, and one of those laws was circumcision. Under Old Testament law, failing to circumcise your son was to remove yourself and your family from God’s blessings.

Are there areas in your life in which you have been willfully disobedient to God? Those areas will not only bring judgment on you, it will prevent you from serving Him effectively. What are these areas? Determine to get yourself right with God.


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