Exodus 4:10-17 New International Version (NIV)
10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”
14 Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. 15 You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”
As a vessel to be used by God, Moses’s fluency in speech should be of optimal concern to God. However, it seems God wasn’t as concerned about that as much as Moses was. Even when Moses pointed it out to God, God had the ultimate power to command his tongues to be fluent and release upon him the best of speeches, but we see God acting in a rather strange way. Instead of giving Moses the fluency and boldness he needed, God spoke of Aron to serve as a mouthpiece for Moses.
Was God not able to heal Moses?
Why did God choose a mouthpiece for Moses instead of healing him?
Many times we find ourselves in situations where we believe God should move immediately in His might and set us free, but instead of a solution, we see the troubling situation persisting. The apostle Paul was in such a troubling situation. Paul cried to God and all he could get was God telling him “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9.
Was God not able to heal Paul?
Dear friend, the God we serve can do all things! God could heal Moses of his stuttering, He could take away Pauls’ infirmities, God can heal and deliver you from any problem. But what has God told you about that problem? Why has it persisted? God told Paul, “My power is perfected in weakness“.
As long as you submit to the will of the Lord, whatsoever He does in your life brings glory to His name and is for your security
It is good to desire God’s deliverance, it is good to desire wealth, it is good to desire to relocate to a better country, but it is better to know the mind of God concerning every issue in your life. Like Moses, is God sending a partner for your ministry? has He deposited something in someone that will help you propagate His work? I tell you, most times God will bring people to complete us so we all can remain humble before Him.
Seek to know God’s will regarding that issue today. If God is telling you “His grace is sufficient for you”, Stand up strong! and declare His will over yours for it is for your good.
God speaks when we set our hearts to listen. Remember what He says about the secret place? (http://personaloutreachministry.com/the-secret-place/) The secret place is a place of intimacy, it is a place where God dwells. Move into the secret place and speak to your father. God speaks!
By Joshua Sopuru