The Power & Paradox of Perception: Moses


Feeling of inadequacy

A classic example of one man who saw himself as incapable and made all kinds of excuses to avoid taking on the call and commission of God is a man called Moses. The central element of this part of his life story is in Exodus 3:1-22.

God had met Moses in dramatic circumstances, where a fire raged but the bush did not burn. God engaged him in conversation and called him to go to Egypt, confront Pharaoh, ask him to release the Israelites and then proceed to lead Israel out of Egyptian slavery. Moses protested. His first concern was what the people might say. God dealt with that concern. Secondly, he was concerned about his lack of eloquence. Again, God dealt with that objection. More disqualifying excuses followed. God dealt with each of them. History shows us that eventually Moses did go to Egypt, did confront Pharaoh and did eventually lead Israel out of Egyptian bondage.

The point of application is simple: what is or what are your excuses? What is your excuse for not starting that course or training, putting into action that business idea, following through on that dream or vision you have carried for so long? What do you see; someone who is limited and incapable, or someone who has the potential to make a difference?

Copyright Emmanuel Mbakwe 2013©

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