Notice the change in Moses, who originally wanted Aaron to do all the talking. What happened to the reluctant, insecure, tongue-tied leader? The plagues show us God’s transformational power.
The old hermit out in the bush called down miracles and inspired a nation. The mumbling shepherd, who never knew his dad or mom, responded to Pharaoh’s trickery with, “Not a hoof will be left behind!”
What’s going on? He grew up a misfit in Pharaoh’s home. In his prime, he failed and lost everything when he killed a man and became a fugitive. He sat alone in the desert for 40 years convinced his life was over. All of his natural God-given gifts rusted up from lack of use. Even after obeying God’s call he got into it with his wife. His first attempt to free the Hebrews was a disaster. Let’s not make him Superman.
If we saw Moses at the mall and someone introduced us, after shaking hands we would say to ourselves, “No way. Not them. How could they be! Impossible! Must be a mistake, a misunderstanding.”
The story of Moses is a stinging rebuke to all those who hold up their issues, insecurities, fears, and failures and say, “God could never use me.” If God transformed Moses, he can turn any life around. He wants to transform us in such a way that our friends and family shake their heads and say, “Only God. I know that person. Only God could do that!”
Ephesians 1:18-19 says, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.”
God’s power is available to help you accomplish his purposes. Believe your God is able and obey in faith. Ask him now to fill you with his strength. Today can be the start of a new beginning.