“Moses answered God, “Look—the Israelites won’t even listen to me. How do you expect Pharaoh to? And besides, I stutter.” But God again laid out the facts to Moses and Aaron regarding the Israelites and Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he again commanded them to lead the Israelites out of the land of Egypt.” Exodus 6:12-13


When was the last time you had to speak in front of a group of people? Although it comes naturally to some people, others feel their knees shaking, hands trembling, and voice cracking as they stand in front of people.  The words “I can’t” become an instant part of their vocabulary.  As the moment commences, they are thinking, “Isn’t there someone better suited for this than me?”

After one failed attempt at persuading Pharaoh, Moses was discouraged.  Moses had already encountered God in the wilderness.  He had a physical weakness that had become paramount in his mind.  How could God use a man who stuttered?  Did God forget?  Moses had to remind God of his limitation.  Moses was probably trying to find a replacement again.  However, God was not limited by Moses’ physical weakness, and His plan did not change.  It seems that God did not even notice his excuse.  God wanted to use Moses to bring deliverance to people in bondage.  What is limiting you?  Do you have a physical weakness, repeated failure, or lack of confidence?  Although your excuse might be magnified in your mind, God barely sees it, because the purpose of your life is far greater.  Instead of staying trapped by your weakness or excuse, let it remind you of God’s ability to use anyone to accomplish His purpose.