Devotional: When God appeared to Moses in the Burning Bush, Moses learned that God expected him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. The first thing that came to Moses’s mind were excuses - all of the reasons why he couldn’t lead Israel.
Read Exodus 3:10-14
Moses’s first excuse was “Who am I?” That was his way of saying that he wasn’t an important enough person to do this great work. God simply tells Moses, “I will be with you.” When we want to make the excuse that we are not good enough to do something for God, we need to remember that He has promised to always be with us. It’s not about us. It is about Him. When we give the excuse “Who am I,” God tells us “I AM WHO I AM.”
Read Exodus 4:10-12
Another excuse Moses gives is that he is not good enough at talking to people. Have you ever thought this about yourself? The Bible tells us that we are to tell others about God, but sometimes we (even adults) get scared and nervous. That is how Moses felt in Exodus 4. Just like with the other excuses, God perfectly answers Moses. He says, “Moses, who made your mouth?” That was God’s way of saying that he only asks us to do those things that we have been made to do. We all have been made to tell people about God, and God has promised to help us when we do.
DISCUSSION: What are some ways we can talk to people about God and Jesus? What do people need to hear from us? Why do we get nervous talking to people about God? How can we overcome our nervousness?
Prayer: In your prayer, thank God for the abilities He has given you and ask for His help in using them to His glory.