Excuses or Obedience
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2018, Max D. Hutto,
“But I protested, ‘Oh no, Lord GOD! Look, I don't know how to speak since I am only a youth.’” Jeremiah 1:6 CSB
Like Moses and many of us, Jeremiah made excuses for not obeying God’s commands. God wanted Jeremiah to be His prophet, speaking His Word to the nations. But Jeremiah protested because he was young and inexperienced, and because he felt ill-prepared and inadequate in his speaking ability. While not called to be a prophet, we are commanded to His witnesses. Yet we too may protest, feeling inadequate in our ability to speak God’s truths to other people.
Lord Jesus, help me to overcome my personal doubts and fears in order to speak Your Word to others. Most of all I desire to be obedient and faithful to You, my Lord God.
February 2, 2018
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