It is the Lord

“Then the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” (Exodus 4:11–12 ESV)

Moses the stutterer can’t believe that God would choose him to speak on his behalf to the Hebrews enslaved in Egypt but he does. And in his choosing there is equipping and empowering. Moses won’t have to figure it out himself and God will even use Aaron alongside his brother to be the mouthpiece. This is a great account of God working redemption of his people with the most unlikely of characters.

There is a message here for you too. You are an unlikely character. God has called you to live and pursue certain things that will seem ridiculous, as if he should find someone else. But he has chosen you and as the Creator, can you doubt that he will “be with your mouth,” or whatever else it is of you he will use for his glory. So jump in. Live out that calling, it is the Lord.

But there is also something else here, a little deeper still, that reveals the way God always works and specifically how your salvation and sanctification take place.

God, in his grace, comes to the incapable, the ill-equipped, the weak. He comes to those that could never come to him. That my friend is all of us. And he does the work. Jesus lives the life of obedience. Jesus covers you in his righteousness by his blood that meets wrath for you. He empowers your new life through the Spirit. He is the agent of accomplishment and transformation. It is all of the Lord.

It really never was about your ability or resume. It has always been about the Lord. So because you have faith in him, and his life is yours, now you can jump in and live out your calling. Fully secure, fully known and fully empowered.

Today, know it is the Lord.


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