“If only I was more persuasive. I’m not important enough to be able to accomplish this. I don’t know enough about the subject. They’ll never listen. I trip over my own words. Maybe someone else would be better….” Moses came up with every excuse in Exodus 4 to try to convince God that he wasn’t the right person for the work God had chosen him for – leading the Israelites out of Egypt. The trouble, however, didn’t lie in Moses’ mouth; it was in his ears. He was so caught up in his own insecurities that he totally missed what God had said. God had introduced Himself as the I AM. It had nothing to do with Moses. All power rested in God alone. Although an onlooker would later see Moses leading the people out of Egypt, he was just a human representative. The true Deliverer was God and He would be heading the mass as they moved from captivity to freedom. The real question wasn’t whether Moses was capable, but was God?
Time after time God has chosen the weak to carry out His purposes. He has used those who, for one reason or another, would be overlooked by the mainstream of society. When I was in junior high, I dreaded gym class. It didn’t matter if the sport of the week was basketball, tennis, or gymnastics. I stunk at them all! I have never made a lay-up. I was equally talented at hitting the net with my tennis ball and lobbing my ball over the neighbor’s fence. My final gymnastics grade depended on me doing a two minute routine. I couldn’t do a decent somersault, let alone anything that resembled a cartwheel. I’m convinced that the only reason I passed was because the teacher couldn’t handle me being in her class another painful year.