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Exodus 4:10-12

10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.



God asked Moses to go and speak to pharaoh on behalf of Israel that they may be freed from bondage. Moses could not understand why God would ask him to do such a task as this. And like many of us, he begins to question God's knowledge.

Many times in life this is our biggest obstacle. Not necessarily things like purchasing a house, a car, or material things, but rather the challenging of His knowledge about us, or our capabilities. Moses begins to form excuses in an attempt to convince God that he, Moses, knew more about himself (the creation) than God (the Creator) knew about him.


Though Moses eventually went on to do the work, God has to remind Moses of the difference between the Creator and the creation, by preforming several miracles. But there was a great amount of time spent arguing and trying to out smart God.


Every moment you spend with an excuse, is another moment someone spends in bondage.

God then tells Moses that it was He that made him and He is fully aware of your capabilities. This Bible story has a simple lesson in it, God knows everything about you, and whatever he ask of you, the ability to do that work is already in you, not to mention God is with you through it all. STOP ARGUING WITH GOD. Remember: EXCUSES ARE SIMPLY DELAYS PROVIDED BY THE ENEMY.








Pastor Todd McClain

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