In over our heads
Text: Ex: 3;1-12 & 4:10-17 It is Jesus who calls us to do things He wants done!
We should look at it as such a great privilege for God to stoop down & offer us the honor of serving Him.
This should excite us. It should stir us to seek God’s call, to seek God’s hand upon our lives.Some times Gods call comes in the middle of our life.
Moses had spent 40 years serving Jethro the prince of Midian. Which Moses writes nothing about.God’s call does not come to a particular profession. It comes to a particular heart, to a heart that is willing to tackle a big task.
God told Moses that the Israelites would be set free. Moses thought how great. That’s wonderful God-Go get them God. But God told Moses he would be the one who goes and gets them,but what was the first thing Moses said?
Most of the time when God calls us we start making excuses.Today the excuse seems like: well every one else does it so it must be okay.
Romans 12:1-2 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
One of the big lies the Devil tells us is that no one will know!!! Sin has a way of reaching others. It will be found out sooner or later. Sure you might get by with it for a while. But the devil will tell on you if need be!!!
Another excuse I hear a lot is: God has failed me. Why should I care about what the Lord thinks? He has not come through for me. Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
When we look at Daniel’s life instead of compromising what he believed, he graciously appealed to those who were in authority over him.
He did not make rash and harsh statements to them. Instead, Daniel wisely provided an alternative plan for the consideration of his master.He demonstrated his loyalty to the Lord by not surrendering his values.He did not give up and say, “Oh, what’s the use!”He tried to wisely change his circumstances by appealing to those in authority.This young man tried to offer a better plan for his boss that would benefit both him and his master.
As he tried to do his best to put the Lord first, God took care of Daniel. The Lord will do this for us too. That is His promise to us. Put the Lord first in your life!
What was the words God gave to Moses in verse 12 ,I WILL BE WITH YOU.
When God call we feel unqualified & unable of doing the task. Remember what Paul said: I can do all thing through Christ who strengthen me!!!
Most of the time we think in our minds that we are just simple people who can’t make a difference. No person is qualified to serve God.
No person is capable, adequate, sufficient—not in our own strength, not to serve God. When God calls us, we often since our inadequacy and our insufficiency.
We often feel incapable, as though we do not have what it takes, as though there is no way we can undertake the task God has called us to do. But God is faithful to us just as He was faithful to Moses. God makes the very same promises to us:
I will be with you. He will give us whatever inner strength and ability is needed.
And He will lead, guide, and work things out for us.
Listen when God is in it. When He promises to be with us & be sign for us, we must trust God that nothing is impossible for Him.When it comes down to the assignment most folks back out and don’t serve God. They want to tell you how to do it or tell God what to do.
In Chapter 4 and verse 13 Moses says Send the message by whom ever you please.
We can make up a million reason why we can’t serve God like we should. Why we can’t come to church on wed night or why we can’t come to Sunday School. Or why we can’t do this or that!!! I am not smart or I get nervous and I can’t seem to put what I think into words.
What is God’s reply to the person who argues this excuse? I will teach you what you are to do. V-15.
Some times it is not so bad to get in over our heads. That when we have to totally depend on God. We should not look at our inability as a weakness.
For when we are weak He is strong. Moses was telling God all the reason why He should pick some one else.
But God knows who we are, He made us.Acts 7:22 “Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.
God always provides all the recourses we need. Just like Moses we will do any thing to get out of the assignment. Moses though it was necessary to be great with words. Listen all God needs is some one with a big heart.
God was not looking for diction, but dedication and obedience.Not some fancy speaker, but some one who loved & would follow God.
All Jesus wants from us: is to be available. To give our heart and life to Him.Yet how many say—not me. I did it my way-Frank Sinatra
It’s powerful to be able to say I can do what I want. But when we become self-centered we walk away from God.
We kill the manifestation of God in our life. We quench the Power of the Holy Spirit when we say NO.
When we say NO to God we will be in over our head with no way of getting out. Life is too short to be on our on.
God is on the move. We can’t stand still & follow God at the same time.
by Sammy Smith