Send Someone Else

Send Someone Else

Today’s Scripture Selection: Exodus 4:13

“But Moses said, ‘O Lord, please send someone else to do it.’”

I’ve always thought that one of the most interesting, even poignant, parts of the Exodus story is how Moses didn’t want to do the job God had for him to do.

I can identify with that.

When there is a

  • Really difficult challenge ahead
  • An unpleasant message to deliver
  • A difficult question to address
  • A frightening adversary to face
  • The very real possibility of failing

In all the things God may call us to do, for the good of others, for our own good, for His purposes, sometimes I want to echo Moses: “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.”

On the other hand, when I don’t shy away and when, with God’s help, I answer the “call” whatever it may be – the rewards are often so wonderful they almost defy description.

Moses had a mammoth job to do.  It wasn’t easy.  He probably thought at times, “Why God – Why me?”

And yet, Moses proved worthy of God’s confidence in him.  He was up to the task and God’s people were set free.

Come to think of it, Moses was also set free in the process.

It’s so easy to want someone else to do “it” – whatever that great task is, that God has called us to do.

Are we up to it?

With God’s help – I believe we are.

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