“May he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him” – Hebrews 13:21 (NLT).
When the the Lord appeared to Moses in the bush and called him to go back to Egypt and liberate the Israelites he was at first hesitant for he had a hamstrung. Athletes and enthusiasts of track and field are familiar with how a hamstrung can arrest one to make any progress to the finishing line. In the case of Moses to carry forth this mission he needed to go back to Egypt and speak up to the powerful Pharaoh, Remsis, and ask him to let his people go.
Moses, though he was once anxious to do the job, now balked at the task for, he felt, he was not eloquent and couldn’t see how without these speech gifts could then persuade Pharaoh. “Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord. 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).
There was a hamstrung. Moses’ fears would quickly be calmed down when the Lord, who knew already of his lacking, responded that he had an aid for him. “You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country” (Exodus 7:2). The Lord aided Moses’s incapacity with a right hand man, Aaron, who was with him, side by side, throughout the sojourn back to Egypt and the subsequent liberation.
Two things to glean here is that Moses was available for the job. He had the ability to lead. However, there was an area he was lacking in. This, experience of Moses, may face any of us. We might have a job at hand we are eager to take on and, indeed, we see the Lord’s leading. But then there is an area we find ourselves lacking.
Take the example of someone newly appointed in a leadership position, who meets the requirements, but lacks the networks to make him succeed. As in the case of Moses, where it is the Lord’s calling, he will indeed supplement what he is lacking perhaps with an Assistant gifted at networking. In other words where we know the Lord has called us to a certain task, we, just like Moses, may not posses all that is needed, but he will provide that aid we need to enable us succeed.
Today, let therefore, if there is a matter you have found yourself lacking in, not be a hamstrung for you to do the Lord’s job. Moses was candid with God of his incapacity in a certain area and the Lord came to his rescue. You too, should not worry, for He equips and enables!
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today where I find myself lacking in any task you have called me to do, I bring you that need; come to my aid and enable, this I pray in Jesus’s name!