Moses’ Excuse #4: This is Not My Calling
Exodus 4:10. During Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush, Moses came up with many excuses for why he could not fulfill his calling. His fourth excuse to God was that his speaking and leadership abilities were lacking. Leading the people of Israel could not be his calling because he was not eloquent of speech, nor of a quick tongue (Exodus 4:10, “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”).
Moses was stating true facts about his speaking abilities, but when dealing with God the impossible becomes possible. God is an all-powerful God and a miracle-making God. God’s power is not confined to the natural laws of this world. Just as in Genesis chapter one when God created the world, he said it and it was done (ex. let there be light, and there was light). God is no different when he places a calling on our lives. If he commands us to do something, it can be done. All we need to have is faith in God, and he will make a way for us to fulfill the calling in our lives.
EXODUS 4 BIBLE SCRIPTURE Exodus 4:10, “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.”
Bible Advice on Giving Excuses
Genesis 3:12, “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” (Adam's Excuses for His Sins)