Exodus 4:10 And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
It is typical for us as humans to focus on our limitations, but as long as we do that our eyes will be blinded to what God can do. Until you are where you can see what God can do, your perceived inadequacies will keep you from moving ahead.
When God told Moses to go down to the Children of Israel in Egypt in Exodus 4 to tell them that God had sent him to deliver them out of the bondage of Egypt, the first excuse that he came up with was that the people would not believe him. God’s response was to give him three signs that he should show to the people so that they would believe. He then came up with the excuse that he was not eloquent and slow of speech. All these excuses that Moses was coming up with was because he was looking at his deficiencies without giving attention to what God could do. God’s response to his last excuse reminded him of what he is capable of: God asked him who made man’s mouth? Or maketh the dumb, or deaf, or seeing? By asking Moses those questions God wanted to let him know that there is no limit to what he can do. Nonetheless, Moses kept his eyes on his perceived limitations and as such God had to give him Aaron as a mouthpiece.
As a result of you constantly looking at your own deficiencies for years you might have failed to move towards what God is calling you into. But let it be known to you today that whatever God has called you to, he has also empowers you for. Moses was an example; not only was he called; he was empowered to be a deliverer of the Children of Israel. The evidence of that was his ability to perform the miraculous signs God gave him. It would have been impossible for him to do these unless he was empowered. The same is true for you, whatever God has called you to do, he has empowered you for. Walk in that truth and shift your focus off what you think you cannot do and see what God is able to do through you.
Every time thoughts come to mind to remind you of your inadequacies; redirect your thoughts to remind yourself of what God is able to do.
Lord, remove all the limitations I have placed on myself. May I see myself through your eyes. May I see you for who you are and therefore recognize that there is absolutely nothing that is impossible with you. In Jesus name, amen.
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