100. If God says I can, I can

The Israelites are on the verge of entering into the Promised Land, but before they do, Moses was going to give them a speech. The whole of Deuteronomy records Moses' speech to the Israelites. Here he reminds them of what God had done for them, he reminds them of the Law of God and encourages them to follow the principles of Godly living. He also calls on them for a renewed commitment towards God. We will have a look at the speech in the next couple of weeks. But what astounded me was that Moses gave this long a speech, in front of 2 million people. How they heard him is another story, but the fact is that he did speak to them. This is the same Moses that told God that he couldn't speak:

"Moses pleaded with the Lord, "O Lord, I am just not a good speaker. I never have been, and I'm not now, even after You have spoken to me. I'm clumsy with words." "Who makes mouths?" the Lord asked him. "Who makes people so they can speak or not speak, hear or not hear, see or not see? Is it not I the Lord? Now go and do as I have told you. I will help you speak well, and I will tell you what to say." Exodus 4:10-12

And here is Moses, 40 years later, giving a massive speech to 2 million people. Isn't that just amazing? God did help him. He was with him every single step of the way. God didn't fail Moses. The moment Moses stood up and followed God, God took over and turned his weaknesses into strengths.

There are several examples in the Bible of people that didn't think that they were good enough, but God used them mightily. For example Gideon didn't believe in himself, the moment God called him he pointed out that his clan was the weakest in the tribe of Manasseh and that he was the least in his whole family. But God used him mightily to defeat the Midianites. Another example is Paul. Paul felt that he wasn't good enough to serve Jesus due to his past. He was the one persecuting and killing the Christians, in fact persecuting Jesus Himself. But Jesus didn't let Paul's past stop Him, and with the power of the Holy Spirit, Paul became the most well known and respected Apostle. He wrote most of the New Testament books and has saint status today.

God sees the potential in every one of us and can use us despite our disabilities, past and weaknesses. He will lift us up and take over by His strength when we need it the most. We just need to follow in His footsteps and where He leads us and the rest is in His hands. We are good enough and we are royalty, part of His Kingdom and therefore we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. If God calls you, all things are possible. How does the saying go? Do your best and God will do the rest. What more can I say....

Thank you God that You see the potential in each one of us. We stand in awe of You. Thank you for believing in us and for helping us on our life's journey. We love and praise You. Amen


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