But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Ex 4:13
After 400 years, the Lord appears to Moses on Mt. Horeb (The mountain of God – Ex 3:1) from the Burning Bush (Ex 3). The Lord tells Moses that He has seen and heard the cries of His people and that He has chosen Moses to lead His people-Israel, out of Egypt. Even after God assured Moses that He would put His words in his mouth and that He would perform mighty signs through him, Moses asked God to “please send someone else.”
I don’t think we can be too hard on poor ol’ Moses. After all, don’t we at times ask the same thing of God?
Maybe God is calling us to go speak to a neighbor about Him but we don’t, hoping someone else will do it.
Maybe it’s a family member God has prompted us to speak to, but we are just too afraid and we pray God would send someone else to share the gospel with them.
Maybe it’s a ministry God is calling us to serve in that is outside of our comfort zone, so we sit back because others seem better suited to serve there.
So I guess the question we need to ask ourselves is, “Am I asking God to please send someone else when it’s me He is asking to go?”
Food for thought today.
After serving 16 years full-time on the staff of America’s Keswick, Diane Hunt and her husband moved to North Carolina where she continues to serve part-time as a contributing writer and Partner Care Consultant. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.