Exodus 4:10-17, “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.’  But Moses said, ‘Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.’  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.  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.  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.  But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.'”

Excuses are…just that: excuses.  They are simply a way of trying to avoid a situation that you are not comfortable with.  Whether it is a difficult conversation or something that needs to be done, excuses are made for a varied amount of items.  Excuses become a daily routine as after the first one is used, it becomes easier to use them.

Moses in the passage of Exodus 4 was using every excuse that he could to get out of what God wanted him to do.  Moses did not want to go to Egypt to approach the Pharoah and did not want to go get the Israelites.  Moses did not feel that he was the right fit for God’s plan.  God had a different plan for Moses though.  He wanted to use Moses, a man that was not the best public speaker or the most outgoing person, to be His spokesman.  Moses would go on to lead the people to the promised land that God intended for them.  He would not go in but God led Moses who led the people.

When we have excuses, they get in the way of God’s plans.  God has a plan for our lives and we try our best to tell God how this plan will go.  I have shared in a previous post that I made excuses in my life.  I didn’t want to do God’s will right away.  I did finally start on God’s will but it took my full submission to God.  I had to give all the power to God.  Excuses try to take back power that is not ours.  Excuses are lies.  You should rather establish a pattern of truth and giving the power where the power belongs.

No more excuses.  No more lies.  No more avoidance.  God deserves that we are fully submissive to Him and His will.  When God tells us to do something, we should do it.  No questions asked.  God’s will is final.

Heavenly Father,

We love You and need You.  We pray that we will do Your will without questioning You.  You are the creator of the world.  You know what You are doing and who are we to question You, Lord.  You make the plan; we do the plan.  Thank You for all that You do for us and for Your wisdom that You show us daily.  We rely on You for all that we are.  You are our God forever and we need Your blessings showered on us.  You are forever and always the same.

In Your awesome name we pray,

Amen

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