RELUCTANTLY BEING OBEDIENT?
In Exodus, we read of the anguish of the Israelites as they waited for deliverance from Egypt. Moses went to Pharaoh time and time again prompting him with the words of God to “let my people go.” But we also remember, when God first asked Moses to be the one to lead the Israelites out of captivity and lead them to stand up against the Egyptians, he was not eager for the task.
We all have read about the burning bush that burned but was not consumed. God wanted to get Moses attention. Still, Moses first response was not necessarily one of rising to the occasion. In fact, his first response was one of doubt, “”Don’t you know I am just a shepherd? Don’t you know how I failed 40 Years ago?” Moses continued to question Him about God’s name and what do I do if this and if that. God continually reassures him telling him I AM WHO I AM….the un-caused Cause, the unmoved Mover.
God reminds Moses of all the promises to the patriarchs and despite this and powerful signs, Moses still hemmed and hawed and stalled. In Exodus 4: 13 Moses even says “Please send someone else.”
Was Moses an unlikely hero?
Had God picked the wrong man?
OF COURSE NOT
He chose a flawed man like Moses, like you and me, to show that He, God alone, would get the credit and glory for what is about to happen.
God called Moses and he drug his feet? Sound familiar? Why did Moses drag his feet? Why do we? Moses eyes and our eyes were and are often on ourselves. God promised Moses and promises us….I WILL BE WITH YOU!!
CALLING IS ABOUT GOD, NOT US!!!
WHATEVER OUR CALLING IS, WE ARE TO WILLFULLY OBEY IT WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WHATEVER AND WHEREVER THAT CALLING TAKES YOU AND ME, HE IS WITH US.
“The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude.”
― Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest