In the book of Exodus, Moses in just a few verses of chapter four faces all of the above elements of God’s Track & Field.
But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” Exodus 4:10
Insecurity can grab a hold of the strongest man and woman; and gnaw at the weakest. We can be bound by it. Tied. Fastened to it. Ruled by what we think we can’t do. The resources we don’t believe we have. The skills we don’t believe are useful. The knowledge we don’t believe we possess. And we stay in that ready stance dreading the infamous starting pistol.
Doubt. What if. Someone else. Next time. They all become our fiercest competitors. Often times we look to our right and our left instead of the “mark”. And insecurity can rob us of the very next hurdle: Courage.
Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord? Exodus 4:11
Courage raises its head. But sometimes only to answer God’s question with a question. I know Lord, but what about this? We Christians are to be encouraged by our faithful God. To embrace His sovereignty and promises.
It’s Me! God says, It’s Me! I equip you to do My will. You are strong because ‘I Am’ gives you strength. You are capable because ‘I Am’ is always with you. You can do all I created you to do through Me. And courage takes on the next hurdle: Victory.
Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” Exodus 4:12
Victory is God’s promise. Although it may seem distant, far off, and completely out of our sight. God is at the start and finish of every promise. He has already surveyed the land. His land. We Christians just have to trust in the provisions that have already been made.
So let’s go Christians!
Daily. Weekly. Yearly. We are God’s Olympians!
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