Be All That You Can Be

Be All That You Can Be                                  September 10, 2023

As Christians are we being ALL THAT WE CAN BE?  We all have talent that allows us to make contributions to the expansion of God’s Kingdom.  When we don’t utilize our talents we have a tendency to utilize excuses.  Moses struggled with this as well.  We know Moses as a Leader, but he also made excuses:

Exodus 3:11 says, “But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?'”  Do we sometimes feel we are not qualified?

Exodus 3:13 says, “Then Moses said to God, ‘Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them that the God of their fathers has sent me to them and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ then what shall I say to them?'”  Are we concerned we can’t answer questions when asked?

Exodus 4:1 says, “Then Moses answered and said, ‘But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The Lord has not appeared to you.'”  Do we doubt God’s directions?

Exodus 4:10 says, “Then Moses said to the Lord, ‘O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”  Do we doubt our skills & abilities?

Exodus 4:13 says, “But he said, ‘O my Lord, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send.'”  Do we simply want someone else to serve?  Do we take the easy way out of service our to our age, our schedule, or feel we have served long enough?

It is easy to find reasons “not” to grow or become complacent on our Christian walk.

I Corinthians 15:58 says, “Therefore my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”  May we always be focused and fruitful!

God cares about results, not reasons (Matthew 28:16-20).

Will you BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE?                            By Allen Jones