Moses answered God, "Look—the Israelites won’t even listen to me. How do you expect Pharaoh to? And besides, I stutter." Exodus 6:12 (TM)
It is just like God to choose a person despite his or her obvious flaws. In fact, it’s a theme throughout all the stories of the Bible. Here’s just a few – perhaps you can think of another and add it in a comment:
- Rahab was an unacceptable gentile – and a prostitute
- David was anointed king though he was the runt of the family – just a boy; then an adulterer a conspirator, and a murderer
- Esther was just a young girl
- Matthew was a Roman sympathizer, an extortionist, and he liked to party like it’s 1999.
- Paul could put conspirator and murderer on his list – he also had problems with his eyes
We keep hearing Moses reminding God of his flaws, but you get the sense that God isn’t concerned in the least about Moses flaws – only his faith, willingness and potential.
What is it in your character, your past, or your physical make-up that keeps you on the sidelines, believing God couldn’t possibly use you?