Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”

2 Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”

“A staff,” he replied.

3 The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”

Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. 4 Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. 5 “This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”

‘An excuse is the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie.’ Billy Sunday.

As Moses continues to raise objections, let’s take notice that if God calls you to a ministry He will confirm the call. He will show that He is with you and that He has sent you. He will provide you with the credentials.

The other thought to consider is that while we may be bringing up all kinds of reasons why we can’t do what God is asking, He may already have placed into our hands something He is going to use in surprising ways:

‘If we give God what we have, He can use it for His glory:a rod, a sling (1 Sam.17:40), a net (Luke 5:1-11), or a little lunch (John 6:9). He can even use the hand if nothing is in it!’ Warren W.Wiersbe: ‘With the Word’, p.50.

PRAYER: Lord, when I look at myself I tend to see only the ‘earthen vessel.’ I see my weakness and nothingness. Give me eyes to see and faith to believe that you have put ‘treasure’ in this earthen vessel.