“Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.” Exodus 4:10
Moses is perhaps one of the most interesting Bible characters that I have come across personally. The only one who would probably dare to write something as ‘contradictory’ as “Moses was the most humble man on the face of the planet (Numbers 12:3)”. No seriously, when I read about this fact for the first time, I literally LOLed.
Ok, call it Spirit-inspired writing if you would, it still does not detract from the fact that it would cause the hairs on our hand to stand if we were to write something like that about ourselves!
Jokes aside, he was certainly very self-aware. The fact that he actually understood what it took to stand before Pharoah and found it difficult to overcome that area of his life (lack of eloquence) showed that he knew that he did not have what it took to convince Pharoah if the required gift was that of the gap and nothing else.
But God insisted to send him and even allowed him to take Aaron his brother along. Now, when God said to him, “Who hath made man’s mouth? Or who maketh a man dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? is it not I, Jehovah?”, God was clear that if necessary, Moses would be supernaturally resourced with the gift of speech to accomplish the mission. And yet, God granted grace and sent another person along.
While the rest of the exodus is now written in biblical history, what we tend to miss is the possibility of something of even greater breakthrough should Moses have decided to boldly do what God had asked him to do. How would the breakthrough look like? We can only make wild guesses.
Suffice it to say, where are you at with that challenge that God has given to you? That next step into a new ministry, that next move into a different job scope, that new season of your life?
Don’t allow your current limitations to cap what God can do through you!