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Now therefore go

“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. And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? Or Who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray Thee, by the hand of him whom Thou wilt send.”

Exodus 4:10-13

Does God expect too much when He chooses us and appoints us there where we are? Are we, as Christians in a position to go against that which lies ahead? This is the question that sprung to mind as I read the above text. We are not Moses, or anyone else in the Bible, however is it untoward to question, even in your Spiritual life, the position which God has destined you for – even though you see yourself doing something different? If you want to formulate this quite simply, you will realize, that God literally expects obedience and trust and in return gives love and salvation. Not because God has to, but because HE wants to and this applies to our obedience as well. Sometimes we fluctuate to and fro. On the one side, as children of God, we can believe in a prepared life as we read in Psalm 139:16-17 “Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” On the other side, I am also aware that God wants to be sought and permits us to find Him Proverbs 8:17 “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” Only God can bring us to the aim of our faith (the blessedness of the soul). But, faith is not isolated, faith allows us to participate in conversation and in belief, which we should and must. God tolerates contradictions, however He does not change His plans or goals for anyone which He chose for salvation. We are quasi free to assess our situation, however “when” God knows better, how can He permit us to do something to our detriment without us coming to harm? How can He then, at the same time, promise us that everything will work out for the best? Throughout our entire lives we should always be searching, but it is not a game, it is for the purpose of assisting us in understanding and learning the meaning of “Faith”.

A person does not believe through surveying faith. God can never repent HIS decisions. (1 Samuel 15:29) and the spiritual gifts and calling of God are without repentance (Romans 11:29). So, do I have any influence over my life? I would like to think I have, even if it is just over the little things that I have to (may) accept for what they are. It doesn't have to remain the same forever (everything has its time) but that which I consider to be good or better for me can never be the measure of my faith or God's doing, but only God's will and wisdom. We are allowed to ask questions, to utter our insecurity or impatience and argue with God, however we must also trust that God sees us and never forgets us. God became angry when Moses wouldn't accept His calling. God knew that Moses had a “slow tongue” and already had a pre-elected substitute in Aaron (Exodus 4:14). Our opinion of ourselves is irrelevant. It is also irrelevant whether we estimate the time for any task as being right or wrong. Whatever concrete task I am given to do for God, I must do. I will receive whatever is necessary to perform the task – definitely. However, in everything the human factor is always present. God reacts appropriately to every situation we find ourselves in. Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:10). In this context: God bless you all!

(Translated by Linda Gates)


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