Prime Time with God: The Perfectionist
By Os Hillman
TGIF Today God Is
First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
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'" (Ex 4:10).
One of the
greatest affronts you can commit against God is to refuse His calling that He
has placed upon you. Imagine arguing with your Creator and telling him you know
better than Him.
exactly what Moses did when God called him to be his spokesperson to Pharaoh.
God and Moses
got into an "I know best" competition. "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
relented in the argument. Can you imagine that? But He's not happy about it.
"Then the LORD's anger burned against Moses and he said, 'What about your
brother, Aaron the Levite?'" God has to use Aaron as Moses' mouthpiece.
Have you ever
not pursued something because it had to be perfect? There is a fine line
between doing things with excellence and being a perfectionist. Perfectionists
become argumentative with God. They refuse to step out in faith and obedience
because they care too much about what others think if the results don't turn
these same demons when God led me into a writing and speaking ministry.
"Lord, I am weak in grammar and you know I'm an introvert." Then He
reminded me "...for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor
places His anointing on you He uses whatever level of skill you have to fulfill
His purposes in your life. This is why you need not fear moving into an unfamiliar
area if He calls you there.
What is God
waiting for you to do? It may be time to step out. He specializes in
Today God Is
First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.
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