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Abilene, TX
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Blinded by Weakness

Blinded by Weakness

God sometimes makes use of those in His church who have the weakest abilities so that His grace in them may appear more glorious. Take Moses for example. Despite all his learning, his great thinking, and his desire for justice, he was not eloquent. This was true of prophets after him (Jer. 1:9), and it was true of the apostle Paul, who was “contemptible” in his speech. Moses knew his weakness, but instead of accepting it as a means by which God could manifest His strength as the apostle Paul would do, he saw it as an obstacle that could not be overcome. He allowed himself to be blinded to God’s power by this problem. He forgot that nothing is impossible with God, that He who created all things also controls all things. Moses refused to see that God can equip even the weakest man or woman with the necessary gifts and abilities to fulfill any call, no matter how difficult. Our God is powerful. This is the first thing of which we must be reminded when we allow weakness to cripple us. He made all things, and He can do all things. He made the mouth, and He can make it speak. He then promised Moses that He would be with him. Whatever call we undertake, we must remember this: that God is with us. Pray that God will enable you to trust His empowering promises. Amen.

grace and peace to you,

For Mercy Street Ministries, I’m Stan Baldwin.

The Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?” - Exodus 4:11 RSV.

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