Limitless (week 3)

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SCRIPTURE

“Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11b NIV).

“I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue” (Exodus 4:10 NIV).

Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see ordonotsee?IsitnotI,theLord? Nowgo!I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say” (Exodus 4:11-12 NLT).

“Lord, please! Send anyone else” (Exodus 4:13b NLT).

God tells Moses, “Talk to him, and put the words in his mouth. I will be with both of you as you speak, and I will instruct you both in what to do” (Exodus 4:15 NLT). 

CONTEXT OF SCRIPTURE

God isn’t in denial about the things we think limit us. He just knows He’s capable of working in spite of them. This was true of Moses and his speech impediment, and it’s true of us today. 

TEACHING OUTLINE

Social media is great for a lot of reasons.

Sometimes just being a human can make us feel inadequate. Whatever it is, all of us have this thing—something about us that keeps us from feeling confident.

Moses had that one thing he couldn’t quite get over about himself. Moses comes across something a little unusual—a shrub, on fire, but not burning up.

And so God, through this fire, tells Moses that He is sending him to deliver the Hebrew people from the Egyptians. Moses doesn’t think he has what it takes to be a speaker.

God is trying to help Moses see the reality. He made Him. He knew what he could & couldn’t do.

God isn’t in denial about the things we think limit us. He just knows He’s capable of working in spite of them.

What if the weaknesses in you did not limit God’s plan for you?

Today, I want you to leave here knowing that the thing you think is keeping you from being qualified for the job is the very thing God can use anyway to accomplish what He wants.