Equipment Failure

It may seem like we are in the midst of some huge struggles and battles.  Sometimes it may even seem like we are in it alone; there is no one supporting us or who has our back.  Sometimes it may seem like even God doesn’t know what we are going through…honestly, been there, felt like that, got the t-shirt then returned it because it was useless to me…and I love t-shirts.

MaintenanceBut this is why reading, understanding, and dwelling on God’s word is so important.  In chapters three and four of the book of Exodus when Moses was called by God to the overwhelmingly impossible task of going to the head of the most powerful nation on the planet, from which he fled as a fugitive wanted for murder, and tell him to let go all the foreigners he was abusing and enslaving…he gave God excuse after excuse for why he couldn’t do it.  Finally Moses just admitted: God send anyone else.  Many of us feel like that when facing overwhelming odds or tasks that seem out of our ability to respond to our out of our control.  Whether daily tasks at work, or at home, or huge projects, or just stepping out in faith and sharing the truth of God’s word with people many times we respond, if we respond at all, with: God, send anyone else.

However, despite the task, God will always prepare us and equip us to do whatever he has called us to do.  When Moses said “Who am I to handle this task” God said “I will go with you”.  When Moses said “They won’t believe me” God told Moses they would believe what God was going to do through Moses.  And even when Moses fudged the truth a little and said he was not nor had ever been an eloquent speaker (according to Acts 7 when Moses spoke he was able to win friends and influence people), God responded with someone who would speak for Moses just as Moses was speaking for God.

In every circumstance, in every situation, in every trial where we put God first, God puts His authority and power on our side so that we are up to the task.  Although we may feel as though we are unequipped for the task at hand, God never fails to equip His people to accomplish His purposes.  The question is what tasks are we facing and trying to accomplish without God instead of with God.

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