Why You Need To Stop Making Excuses

Exodus 4: 13 (NKJV) But he (Moses) said, “O my Lord, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send.”

Moses was standing at the burning bush listening to the actual, physical, audible voice of God almighty. God had just given him a staff that would turn into a snake and other miraculous signs. Amazing signs, the voice of God, a burning bush, God’s absolute promise that He would be with Moses – and Moses STILL tries to convince God to send someone else. Isn’t it sad how easily we make excuses for ourselves? We even say “I would go if I saw something like a burning bush.”Really! Be honest with yourself – you know what God wants you to do, deep down, but you (like me) come up with one reason after another why you should be let off the hook. Moses tried the same thing in chapter 3 and 4. He argued that he wasn’t significant enough, that he wasn’t a good enough speaker and finally he just begged God to send someone else. Too often we do the same thing. We argue with ourselves, not realizing we’re really arguing with God’s Spirit that is leading us to make a change or get involved in some action. We try to convince God that we shouldn’t be expected to be moral – after all, we’re weak and emotionally vulnerable. We shouldn’t be expected to get involved in service at the church since we’re too old (Moses was 80 when he faced the burning bush). But God isn’t interested in our excuses, our opinions or our reasons He should call someone else. God said to Moses in vs 12 “Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.” What is it that God has called you to do? Where has God called you to act in obedience? What excuses are you making that you need to quit making? “Now therefore, go…”

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