I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
I find it interesting when comparing Acts 7:22 with Exodus 4:10.
Acts 7:22 states, Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. But look now at Exodus 4:10 to see how Moses perceived himself. Moses said to the LORD, “O 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.” Really Moses?! In the next verse the LORD basically says, who are you to tell Me I made you wrong?! To tell Me what you can and cannot do?! Where is your confidence placed anyway Moses?! (John 15:5) verse 11, … Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say. How great is our God that even when we are faithless He remains faithful!! (2 Timothy 2:13)
I like what Amos says to Amaziah in Amos 7:14, I was neither a prophet nor a prophet’s son, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. But (BUT) the LORD took me from tending the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’ Will we allow God to insert “but’s” in our life wherever, whenever? Will we trust Him enough to take us on the grand adventure He always had in mind when He thought us up before the creation of the world?! (Eph. 1:4, 2:10) I can guarantee anything great will not be accomplished in our own strength…. His track history proves He takes the impossible and makes possible for His glory, honor and praise. Aren’t we glad He never asks us to do it alone!
Moses chose to take the Lord’s perspective of his life in spite of great fear and insecurities and he got to live out a mighty grand adventure to the glory of our King! Jesus, help us to place our confidence in You, to choose Your perspective of us in You; to leave room for You to place “but’s” anywhere anytime in order that we may not miss even one adventurous opportunity to bring glory to Your name and Kingdom with Your gift of breath in our lungs and beat in our heart!
Independent Read: Romans 12:2, Acts 4:29, Acts 4:13