“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 4:10 NIV
Everyone has a “stutter”. Well, it is not always a vocal struggle, but our “stutter” takes the form of something in our lives that would seem to hinder us from being and doing what God has called us to be and do.
Theologians are not sure Moses’ complaint was a literal stutter. What is agreed is that Moses did not believe he had the ability to fulfill God’s commission. He was asking God to pick someone else. God did not allow Moses to back out due to his excuse.
God calls us while having full knowledge of our deficiencies. He knows what He is getting with you. It is not a shock to Him concerning what you bring to the table or what you do not bring to the table.
At issue is whether we allow the fear based upon our deficiencies. God gave Moses reasons to help him overcome the fear that he did not have what it took to accomplish the mission. We can take what God spoke to Moses and understand we do not have to give in to fear of failing to accomplish His plan.
This Sunday we are going to continue the Hope In The Dark sermon series. We are addressing the fear of being capable of fulfilling the plan God has for us. It might be the fear of not being able to live for God or have a successful family and ministry. God is empowering us to overcome the fear and accomplish great things for Him.
We love you. Looking forward to seeing you at Evangel North Church Sunday 9 AM & 11 AM, and Wednesday at 7 PM.
Also new service: Saturdays 6PM, at Evangel World Prayer Center (6900 Billtown Road).
Pastors John & Erin Carmichael
Evangel North Church – A multi-generational multi-ethnic church reaching a region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God.