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.” 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? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” Exodus 4:10-12
As Christians, we often say how much we desire to serve God – until we’re actually called to action! Then we do exactly what Moses did, we make excuses. "I'm not really comfortable with that" or "This isn't my area of expertise" or “But someone else is far more qualified than I am!” Sound familiar?
God doesn't call the equipped, he equips the called.
He equips us with gifts and talents to serve him, and often in unexpected ways. God could’ve miraculously given Moses the gift of the gab, but he didn’t. God gave him Aaron to speak on his behalf. And just how does God equip us to serve him? We can read the answer to that question in 2 Timothy 3:17,"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." If you want to be equipped to do anything God asks of you, you need only to study his word. God’s formula is simple; learn his word to gain the skills and tools needed to serve him. So if we don’t feel as if we have the skills or tools to serve God, it is because we are not spending adequate time learning and applying his word.
Prayer: God, we pray that you equip us through your Holy Spirit to be able to serve you. Lord, we want to give you the glory and honor in everything we do, forgive me for the times I’ve made excuses for my unwillingness to serve you. Help to read and understand your word. Amen.