Moses’ Life Mission and His Five Big Excuses

08 Sep

If a leader wants his followers to jump six inches, he must jump six feet.

For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Corinthians 6:20)

What is God calling you to do?
What’s your excuse?

As a destiny coach, I hear many people share a myriad of excuses why they don’t follow God’s call on their life. They keep waiting for “someday” which never comes; it’s always today. And to be honest, I get tired of it. I’m choosing to move forward with people who have consecrated their lives to God – giving God their all. I acknowledge people who take decisive action.

The following message is an excerpt from p68 of the Maxwell Leadership Bible.

Most of us can list excuses why we don’t lead effectively, just as Moses did. When God called him, he instantly thought of five reasons why he couldn’t lead.

Excuse #1: Who am I? (Exodus 3:11)
Moses struggled with his identity. He just didn’t feel qualified. He felt God had picked the wrong leader.
God’s response: It doesn’t matter who you are. I am with you. (Ex 3:12)

Excuse #2: Who are You? (Exodus 3:13)
Moses felt a lack of intimacy. He didn’t know God well enough to describe Him to the people and lacked conviction concerning his relationship with god.
God’s response: “I AM WHO I AM.” (Exodus 3:14) I AM ever present. I AM everything you need.

Excuse #3: What if they don’t listen? (Exodus 4:1)
Moses felt intimidated. He worried about the people’s reaction to him.
God’s response: When I’m finished, they will listen. (Ex 4:2-9)

Excuse #4: I’ve never been a good speaker. (Ex 4:10)
Moses fretted about his inadequacies. Who would listen to him if he couldn’t even speak speak well?
God’s response: Guess who made your mouth? (Ex 4:11-12)

Excuse #5: I know you can find someone else. (Ex 4:13)
Moses felt inferior. He compared himself to others – even his brother – and decided that he came up short.
God’s response: OK, I will let Aaron go with you … but I’m still calling you to go (Ex 4:14)

Prayer Power
Heavenly Father, I praise you as the great I AM, not the great I WAS or the the great I WILL BE. You’re the God of the present and You’re all we need. I pray today’s message will stir people’s hearts to action. Bless them to be strong and of good courage to step into and retake the promised land for You and Your name’s sake. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen and hallelujah!

Blessings of the Day

1) WFJ: I will build your house!

2) Tempted to Give Up

3) Become A THOUGHT LEADER In Your Niche

Blessings to stop making excuses and do what God has called you to do!

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5 Responses to “Moses’ Life Mission and His Five Big Excuses”

  1. Pastor Rena Perozich September 8, 2009 at 8:29 am #

    Love the John Maxwell Bible. Felt the Lord speak to me today through this message as I am doing my AM Sun.message. On Moses and Zipporah this week, thank you. Blessings, PR

  2. Bahamabob September 8, 2009 at 8:44 am #

    Rick Warren says that one of the six biggest problems in the world today is lack of servant leaders. You have shown one of the reasons-many are called but few are “chosen,” meaning so many leaders have Moses excuses. I am glad you do not, Randy! Bob

  3. Dr. Randy Peck September 8, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    Thank you Pastor Rena for your encouragement and for taking the time to share on my blog. The Maxwell Leadership Bible is my favorite of all time. May the LORD richly bless your sermon this week on Moses and Zipporah. Randy

  4. Dr. Randy Peck September 8, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    Thank you Bob. It’s good to be part of a tribe that is moving forward together. The Big Mo (momentum) is a good thing. Many blessings, Randy

  5. carrie stone September 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    Great message, Randy! While writing a book, I have discovered a new talent – how to find every excuse in the world to not do what needs to be done!! It is a special gifting, but one which I would like to throw away!! I am inspired by Moses today to just shut up and trust God to know what He is doing. He is the creator of the universe after all. Surely, He knows better than I do. As a leadership coach, I know this, but when you are in the midst of battle, it can be easy to forget. Thank you for the reminder.