Read Exodus 6
That’s the voice in my heart and head I heard years ago.
After receiving Christ as my Savior there was a season where I found myself right back in the group of relationships I had before my newfound faith. It wasn’t that I had slipped back into a life of living without God, I simply decided to accept an invitation to hang out with my “old crew”.
It kept up in my head. I denied it by saying, “There’s no way he’ll listen to me. He knows everything about me. I’m not good at communicating. I’ll just pray someone with a better way of talking and stronger history comes along. They’re too deep into this world and I’m not gifted enough to tell them.”
In Exodus 6 God told Moses to speak to his people of the promises and new life God has waiting for them. Here was Moses’ response after being rejected and God telling him to go to Pharoah:
12 “But Lord!” Moses objected. “My own people won’t listen to me anymore. How can I expect Pharaoh to listen? I’m such a clumsy speaker!]”
13 But the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them orders for the Israelites and for Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. The Lord commanded Moses and Aaron to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt.
Many people know the story after this.
Are you listening to God when he calls you to speak? The worst that can happen is people say “no”.
Have courage, rely on God’s message and just open your mouth to tell of his great promises.
— Ben Abu Saada