When God called Moses to return to Egypt to deliver the children of Israel, Moses made excuse after excuse of why he couldn’t do it. We know this to be true because (Ex 3-4) records his conversations with God. After the Lord said to Moses “Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt”; Moses begins to make excuses. His first excuse was “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh; his next excuse was “the people won’t believe that you sent me”. Finally, he says in so many words “Lord I am not an eloquent speaker”.
Saints of God we must learn that if God called us to do a work for him, he already knows that we have what it takes to get the job done. There is no sense in making excuses because the only thing the Lord wants to hear is “I will obey”. Making excuses causes us to never realize our full potential in Christ; making excuses causes us only to prolong the inevitable, because God will get the work done with or without us.
However, many Christians stunt their own growth because they would rather make excuses about why they can’t do for God, than just doing it. Furthermore, if we turn our back on God when he asks us to do something for Him, we never know if we will ever get the chance again. Therefore, let’s pay attention to what God is calling us to do and be quick to rid ourselves of excuses-excuses and more excuses.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason