Look up!

This month I've been studying the book of Exodus, which is not in my top 10 favorite books of the Bible in case you were wondering, and I've read it probably a dozen times before. But I've really been listening to God lately and really seeking to try and read and meditate on his words and God has been teaching me SO much through it!

My most recent lesson was from Exodus 4, when God called Moses.
It's a great reminder to LOOK UP!

When God called Moses, he was worried that he wasn't qualified and I would have been too I mean a Holy Perfect God that showed up in a burning bush is calling me to lead his people? That's just a little intimidating to say the least! Moses knew that he wasn't qualified and so he tried to remind God of his weaknesses

"Oh my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and tongue."  (v. 10)

Moses wanted to remind God of why he couldn't be a leader, but God looked at him and said:

"Who has made the man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?"

God knew exactly who Moses was when he called him! God already knew all of his weaknesses, but he wanted to work in those weaknesses! 

"Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak."

God told Moses that he would be with him and would speak through him, but moses wasn't willing to go, he was so caught up looking at himself and his weaknesses and failures that he failed to look UP to God and see that God was capable and able to use moses even IN the midst of his weaknesses. Instead Moses was caught in the trap of sizing up the situations to his own abilities instead of look up to God and seeing that he was the one who would give him the Strength and skills needed to lead God's people.

So Moses argued with God and told him to choose someone else to speak for God, and so God did and he chose Aaron. How often do I do that in my own life? Do I tell God he should chose someone else. How often do I fail to follow the tugging of the spirit on my heart, because I'm fixing my eyes on myself, my own fears and weaknesses and not on my Savior who is able to do abundantly more than I could ever ask or imagine! 

Instead of looking at life with a focus on myself and on what I think I can or cannot do I want to live my life with a focus on God and who he is! That the one who has called me is faithful and he wants to use me and glorify himself in the midst of my weaknesses!

"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 

 2 Corinthians 12:19

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