10 Then the Lord said to Moses, 11 “Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of his country.”
12 But Moses said to the Lord, “If the Israelites will not listen to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lips?” Exodus 6:10-12
Moses alternated between bold and faltering. Sounds like some people I know: me!
I can think of similar courage/fear contrasts happening with Elijah, Peter, and half of the other disciples. It’s human nature it seems. We become bold but cower at the sight of our own shadow when we think about what could have happened if our boldness had failed.
the remedy is always the same, having the same faith that brought us the boldness. Unfortunately we let our eyes gaze elsewhere instead of on the Lord Jesus.
Our gaze should be on the Lord Jesus, but because there are so many distractions, we quickly lose that gaze. That’s not just during times of tremendous boldness but everyday life.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:2