Then Moses said to the LORD, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”
When God calls Moses into ministry an interesting argument ensues. The gist of Moses’ protest stems from his conviction that he is not good enough. Firstly, he asks God, ” Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out?” (Ex 3:11).
In all fairness, Moses’ hesitation is not altogether baseless. The task ahead of him is quite daunting. Facing the leader of the superpower of the ancient world wasn’t a light matter. Returning to the country he had fled after committing a crime wasn’t a joke. Articulating God’s message in the king’s court was no stroll in the park. Neither is our mission today a piece of cake!
Yet the point is not about Moses’ personality, but about God’s presence and power (Ex 3:12). The answer lay not in the messenger’s qualification but in the Sender’s authority. Beloved, God can use us for His glory in spite of our personal limitations and flaws. He doesn’t call the qualified, but qualifies those He calls. Let God qualify you just as you are!
Paul says, “I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” (1Co 2:3-5).
Beloved, God loves to use us just as we are, so that the glory is His. Our sense of self-worth, confidence and ability can stand in the way of God’s working. Yet an awareness of your inadequacy can be a blessing in disguise.