Maybe you’ve been where Moses is in Exodus 4–probably not having a conversation with a burning bush but at least in terms of the struggle happening in his life. By this point, Moses knew exactly what God was asking him to do. God had laid out His promises and His plan, even acknowledging the difficulty. God kept answering Moses’ questions, but after every answer God provided, Moses came up with another question. Moses was worried about how people would react when he did what God was calling him to do. Moses was worried that he wouldn’t have the answers and that he wouldn’t be able to communicate them if he did.
I know I have been there. It wasn’t that I didn’t know what God was calling me to do, but I was still raising questions and making excuses. Why? Some of my worries, like Moses’, were legitimate, but ultimately, it was for the same reason Moses finally gave here in Exodus 4–I didn’t want to do it. Moses’ heart was revealed in the fact that God’s answers to his questions were never enough, so that he finally just came out and said it, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” And just as He had every time, God answered Moses again. God was still sending Moses, but He wasn’t sending him alone. Aaron would meet Moses, serve alongside him, and support Moses in his area of weakness.
Moses was looking at all the reasons he wasn’t up to the task, but God kept on pointing Moses back to all the ways that He was up to the task. When God calls us to do hard things, things that we can’t do on our own, we can remember that God is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine. When He calls us, then He will equip us, and in our church family, He calls us to come alongside one another and to lift each other up where we are weak. Maybe you’ve been where Moses is in Exodus 4–you’ve trusted that God is able to work powerfully when you trust Him and follow Him.