I love the story of the calling of Moses. To say Moses was reluctant would be understating it. He did not want to go. Here is the text…
But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord ? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” But Moses again pleaded, “Lord, please! Send anyone else.” (Exodus 4:10-13 NLT)
Moses pleaded with God to let him out of his mission. Moses was not confident as a leader or as a public speaker. He thought his mission was doomed to failure and that he would probably embarrass himself and God.
But God looked at Moses’ problem quite differently. God knew Moses only needed a little help and encouragement. God told Moses He made his mouth and would give him the words to say.
At times as Christians, it is easy for us to focus on our perceived weaknesses. We have to remember though, if God asks us to do something, then he will help us get the job done. He has equipped us with all we need, including His enabling.
If the mission God calls us to involves some of our weak areas, then we can trust that He will provide words, strength, courage, and ability where needed.
If you are not confident in yourself, don’t look to your weaknesses, look to the amazing things Moses did with God’s help.