Man Myth: I Can’t
But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Exodus 4:10-13
Last I checked, men are the ones disqualifying themselves, not God. Let me be clear: God uses willing men. Said another way, it is likely that if a man is not being used by God, he believes the “I can’t” myth. Right now you and I are looking down the barrel of 2018. The previous year is in the rearview mirror, and it is natural to think about what has kept you from becoming a better man. Males are born, but men are developed. So how does a male grow as a man in the upcoming year? Look closely at Moses, and you’ll discover how.
I feel very hopeful after seeing the example of Moses, and so should you. Just make the simple observation that a man is trying to talk God out of using him. If you understand why he’s doing this, you’ll know which of your objections you need to overcome. For Moses, he couldn’t speak well. Only out of an experience of not speaking well could he see this inadequacy. Stop thinking that your past issues prevent you from future success. Be a willing man and believe, not in positive thinking, that God knows and uses men like Moses.
DO THIS TODAY: Stop disqualifying yourself and start asking God for help.