But Moses said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.
Exodus 4:13, ESV
How often are we resistant to God’s calling in our lives? We see this in Moses, who first tries to get out of his calling by saying that he had a speech impediment just prior to this statement to God. God was angered but would not be deterred. For those God has chosen, He does not let go. We can find comfort in these words, but we should also be mindful of the pain we may cause ourselves in our stubborn actions. One need only look at the ministry of Moses and see the struggles and battles he faced in the dragging of his feet. Aaron, Moses’ brother, was chosen by God to be the mouthpiece for Moses, created idols in the wilderness, and challenged Moses’ leadership. Yet, God was still faithful. God has a calling for all whom He chooses. Our callings may not be like Moses, but they may be to a person in our lives that does not know our Lord, and God wants us to witness. Our calling may be to stand up for the Word of God to our peers or speak out at a public meeting. For some, it may be to serve in public office to evoke change in the community. It may simply be to read or greet in church. The callings of God are varied, but each of us is necessary for the work that God is doing, and instead of asking for someone else, be less like Moses and more like Isaiah in saying, “Here am I, Lord! Send me!”
Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.