4 Answers to 4 Common Objections (to being used by God)

Posted: March 8, 2013 in Bible, God, Life, Load Bearing Truths, Personal Growth
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This morning I was reading the story of God’s appearance  to Moses in the burning bush (Exodus 3-4).  What most amazes me about this incident is Moses’ reluctance.  I think most of us long for a burning-bush experience with God and honestly believe that, if only God would show up so obviously, our struggles with obedience would be over.

But I’m not so sure.

I mean, the one man who had the burning-bush experience didn’t exactly leap to get on board with God’s agenda.  The actual “burning bush” part of the story takes about two sentences.  The rest of these long two chapters in Exodus are filled with Moses’ objections…and God’s answers to them.  Moses had reason after reason why what God wanted to use him for wasn’t going to work.

So maybe just getting a clear word from God doesn’t really mean that obedience gets any easier.

But in our struggle for obedience, especially when we sense God calling us to something big and scary, God’s answers to Moses’ objections just might be worth pondering:
Objection 1:  I’m nobody. (Exo 3:11)

Answer 1: But I Am the great Somebody! (Exo 3:12)

Objection 2: I don’t know enough. (Exo 3:13)

Answer 2: But you know Me and that is enough. (Exo 3:14-15)


Objection 3: No one will believe me. (Exo 4:1)

Answer 3: Leave the persuading to Me. (Exo 4:2-9)


Objection 4: I’m just not good enough. (Exo 4:10)

Answer 4: But I Am good enough for both of us. (Exo 4:11)

  1. gpicone says:

    I can understand why Moses needed God But why did God need Moses?

    • Good question. Short answer, in my opinion, is that He didn’t need Moses, but chose to use Moses because it was good for Moses and for the rest of His people. It might be like the dad who’s assembling his little daughter’s bike and she “wants to help”. Practically speaking, she can’t bring much to the table, but a good dad will let her help because it will be good for her to do so. Even better dads will intentionally involve their kids in what they’re doing because it teaches the kids things that they need to know to be the kind of men and women their dads dream of them growing up to be. And as for God’s use of Moses blessing the rest of the people: even today I was encouraged by reading this story…reading and relating to Moses’ hesitations but seeing how God answered each of them, encouraged me to serve God boldly.

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