ENOUGH OF THE EXCUSES

Exodus 4:10 NKJV “Then Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”

It is understandable that we feel inadequate to witness.  Note that God has always used imperfect humans to do His bidding.  We need to take care that we not anger God.  In Exodus 4:13-14, Moses asked God to send someone else and God’s anger was “kindled against Moses”.  God has commanded His people , Christians, to carry His message to a lost world!

Certainly, we need, as the old hymn says, to “Give of Your Best to the Master”.  When we feel weak in our own ability, we can take comfort and gain courage from the Lord’s words to the Apostle Paul in II Corinthians 12:9-10.  Paul was told , “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” NKJV the Scripture does not say, in ‘your’ weakness; so we can be confident that this applies to all Christians who do Christ’s will.

The Lord can use an imperfect witness to accomplish his perfect will.  Bill Fey, the author of “Share Jesus Without Fear”, loves to remind Christians that God can use our poorly presented, incomplete witness because of His ability.  But, he cannot use our “nothing”.

We often hear, “Experience is the best teacher”.  Let’s begin with our best for the Master.  Let’s learn from mistakes and improve with each witness experience.

Should your witness not result in acceptance of Jesus as Savior, you have successfully sown a seed; you followed Jesus’ command to witness.  Trust Him for the harvest.  Recall the parable of the sower:  not all the seed resulted in a crop.  Some was eaten by birds, some only temporary growth; but some produced a bountiful harvest.

Jesus is not so interested in our ability as He is our availability!