“Moses said to the Lord, ‘O 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.’ The Lord said to him, ‘Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.’ But Moses said, ‘O Lord, please send someone else to do it.'” (Exodus 4:10-13, NIV)
To be available to God, in spite of our physical disabilities, our personal shortcomings, and our fears (as real as they may be) is what pleases God — and broadens our horizons.
Every day, we have before us the option to make ourselves (and all that we have at our disposal) available to God — or we can, like Moses, make excuses.
One lesson that we can learn from the exchange between Moses and God, as recorded in today’s scripture passage, is this: God doesn’t care as much about our ability as He does our availability. – Luther