‘And Moses said…. Lord…I am not eloquent…slow of speech…slow tongue.’(Ex. 4:10).
The Lord has made human beings not to be self-sufficient and it will be a delusion for anyone to believe in himself that he can survive without the assistance of someone else.
A story was told of the lion (the king in the jungle) that saved the life of a small rat by not killing it and the rat promised to pay back the kind gesture in a big way. Fast forwarding, the lion found itself inside a very strong trap that the more it tried to free itself, the deeper it became entrapped. Suddenly, his friend the rat appeared at the scene and remembered the past deed of the lion. He used his razor-like, sharp teeth to cut the trap and the lion was freed.
Naturally Moses’ speech impediment could have been a hindrance to the deliverance of Israel, but God used the same human limitation in Moses to further amplify His Sovereignty in human affairs. For God to rise up and help you, the following need to happen:
-Acknowledge your limitation and admit that you need assistance from someone superior than you. This is also relevant in all areas of life. A closed mouth is a closed destiny (Jer. 33:3).
-Seeking help from the right source is another crucial ingredient. Fake helpers will plunge one further into miserable state while any help from God will guarantee success and peace (Psalm 108:12).
-You need an intermediary when approaching God’s throne for help and that personality is the Holy Spirit through the name of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 2:9-11).
-Then comes the real work of asking, seeking and knocking. I suggest to you that heaven will not make a move until you make a request (Mat. 7: 7-8). No prayer contractor is needed here; rather God wants to hear your cry just like Moses and suddenly, He will turn your inability to ability.
Listen to what Matthew 11:12 said: ‘And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force’. May you not be a ‘weakling’ in the battle of life in Jesus name.
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