That Special Something

That Special Something

6 Then the Lord said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous—it had become as white as snow.

7 “Now put it back into your cloak,” he said. So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh.

8 Then the Lord said, “If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign, they may believe the second. 9 But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground.”

10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”

11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”

13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” Exodus 4:6-13

Moses gave three excuses why he shouldn’t be the one to do what the Lord asked. The Lord countered his excuses with with three signs, signs that would certainly get the Egyptians’ attention, especially the last – the Nile turning into blood. The Nile was extremely important to their very existence. Moses would have known that as well.

Instead, Moses was fearful and insecure. But God has ways of changing things around. He always does. There was a reason he had Moses doing this instead of someone else.

Similarly, there’s a reason that God has you doing something rather than someone else, even though you might think that person is better qualified and experienced to do it. Your skills, talents, passions, and gifts are what He wants to use. No one else has the same as you do.

Perhaps He’s laid something on your heart that is unique to you. No one would ever understand your passion for it, but you do. And God knows.

Draw close to God and He will draw close to you in this. Lay it at His feet to tell you what you should do with it.

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