This is Me
Scripture Reading: Exodus 4:1-7
Key Verse: Exodus 4:10
Moses said to the Lord, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
When it comes to being used of God, do you ever feel that God has His favorites? It seems like some people are used of God – over and over. Others, who have walked with God many years, seem like they seldom get picked for major “God” projects. The truth is God uses all of His followers, in many different ways – many of which are unknown and “unseen” by us.
The question for this month’s devotional is concerning our part in the process. Is there anything we can do to increase our usefulness in God’s Kingdom? I believe there is … and I want to look at one particular person in the Bible and draw out some of these principles. I want to use the life of Moses to focus our attention during the month of May.
God picked Moses to do a major “God” project that included the entire nation of Israel. The question we could ask: Why Moses? He certainly wasn’t overly qualified, at least in worldly standards! Our first hint as to how to be used of God comes out of our scripture verse for today. Moses was honest about himself. Moses was transparent. He didn’t pretend to have some great abilities that would qualify him. People who aren’t real, who hide their weaknesses behind egotistical verbiage and behaviors, limit their usefulness in God’s Kingdom. God is looking for people that can be open and honest about themselves. Christ followers who are transparent are used, often, in God’s world!
Father, it’s difficult to admit my faults and shortcomings. Please help my confidence to grow in your love and acceptance of me – just as I am. In Jesus’ Name, amen.