This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
Today, I am thinking about how God has a response for each one of our excuses.
Because our excuses are rooted in fear, they will keep us in our comfort zone and away from our life’s greater purposes.
This is exactly what happened to Moses. Recently, I talked about how Moses fled Egypt for the desert after killing a man. Soon thereafter, Moses became resettled with a wife, children, and in-laws.
But God had something greater for Moses to do, which would require him to leave the comfort of his family. Moses did not want to do this, so he offered God excuse after excuse.
However, it seemed as though with each excuse Moses had, God had a response.
First, Moses claimed that he was clumsy with his words, and was not an eloquent speaker. God said, “…I will help you speak well, and I will tell you what to say.” (Exodus 4:12 NLT)
Second, Moses claimed that Pharaoh wouldn’t believe that God had sent him. Although, God would enable Moses to perform miracles before Pharaoh’s very eyes. So, God told Moses – “Perform this sign, and they will believe you…they will realize that the Lord, the God of their ancestors really has appeared to you.” (Exodus 4:5 NLT)
Before Moses could even utter his next excuse, God already had an answer – “Do not be afraid to return to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you are dead.” (Exodus 4:19 NLT)
I have learned that when I am inclined to make excuses, that’s a sign that I need to re-examine my level of trust. Once I can fortify my trust in God, my excuses seem to go away, one by one.
The Words that I use to teach me are, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
Share this reflection with others, that they also may be inspired.
So today, what excuse are you offering God, but are willing to let it go?