Excuses: I don’t know what to Say

Exodus 3:13

13 Then Moses said to God, “Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers (ancestors) has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?”

God is sending Moses back to Egypt, the place where he fled from and the mission is to set the children of Israel free. Moses is struggling because he does not think he is the right man for the job. Remember while still in Egypt he had tried this mission but failed because it was not yet time and he tried to accomplish it in his own strength. His first excuse is “who am I?” When God answers that, he come up with another excuse; “When they ask me who sent me, what shall I say?”

Moses does not really know God and he feels inadequate to represent him to the people who know Him better that he thinks he does.

Many of us today have the same fear when it comes to telling others about God and the fact that He wants to set them free from sin. We feel afraid because we think we do not really know this God we are talking about. We don’t know the bible that well and we have only been able to memorize a few scriptures mainly those we learnt in Sunday school like John 3:16 and Romans 3:23. Outside of that we feel blank. That becomes a barrier that many of us are yet to cross. We feel we don’t have enough knowledge to convince others about this God that we serve. The reality is, we don’t have to convince anybody, all we have to do is share with them the good news of what God has done in our life and believe that the Holy Spirit will lead us and guide us on what to say and He is the same one who will convict the hearer of the message about the sin in their life. But even with that, we have the responsibility to know God deeper and grow in Him as we read the word and commune with Him in prayer as that becomes our new lifestyle.

Exodus 3:14-15

14 God said to Moses, “[c]I Am Who I Am”; and He said, “You shall say this to the Israelites, ‘I Am has sent me to you.’” 15 Then God also said to Moses, “This is what you shall say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob (Israel), has sent me to you.’ This is My [d]Name forever, and this is My memorial [name] to all generations.

God gave Moses what to say and He will do the same to you and I when we walk in obedience!

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