by Moody Adams Moses failed because he was too strong. Not strong enough to succeed. But too strong to quit trying to win in his own power.
Don’t believe your difficulties. Ignore your own weakness. The same God that carried Moses through a sea of difficulty and defeats will do the same for you.
Moses wrote his name in history. He defied the entire nation of Egypt and led a half-million slaves to freedom. But it would never have happened if he had not made the great discovery of God’s power.
Moses was educated, wise and mighty in word and deed. In fact, that was the problem. He was too strong. Not strong enough to succeed. But too strong to quit trying to win in his own power.
When God called him to lead the Jewish captives to freedom, he went out and hit an Egyptian. The blow was mighty enough to kill the Egyptian, but it gained Moses nothing. The Jews would not even cooperate in their own deliverance. A despondent, defeated Moses limped off bewildered: “For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them” (Acts 7:25). By Moses’ hand? So he thought. The Prince of Egypt discovered the secret
Forty years later God called Moses, “’Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.’ And Moses said unto God, ‘Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?’ And he said, ‘Certainly I will be with thee’” (Exodus 3:10-12).
That is it! Moses has discovered the secret! It does not matter that he is too weak. God is going to be with him. What about failure? Why, God never fails.
Moses is off and running. Single-handedly he defies the nation of Egypt. God is with him. He escapes the entrapment of the Egyptian army and leads his nation to freedom without the power of military weapons. God’s power is his strength.
If the power of God can do that through one defeated quitter, can’t the same power overcome your difficulties? Face facts: “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37).
Don’t believe your difficulties. Ignore your own weakness. The same God that carried Moses through a sea of difficulty will do the same for you. Declare it with Micah, “I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord.”