Scripture Reading: Exo 4:18
And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.
Reflections: Moses was now ready to take off to Egypt to bring deliverance to Israel as instructed by God. One great lesson he had learnt, was God’s absolute abhorrence and aversion to submission of excuses by people He assigns tasks to. Indeed God had been angry with him for stretching their conversation on the note of excuses. While he thought each of the four excuses he gave for not being the best person to be chosen to deliver Israel was valid, God’s response simply pointed to just one fact; he could get the job done and he needed to get it done! (Exodus 3:11-12, 13-22, 4:1-9,10-12,13-17). God was proven right. He actually brought Israel out of Egyptian bondage (Exodus 12:41-42) and even got them to cross the Red Sea miraculously (Exodus 14:29). Like Moses, it is important to also note that God does not entertain excuses. Learn to just deliver on your given tasks and avoid giving of excuses. This is the approved attitude of kingdom minded people. It is what you need, to put you ahead, in the race for excellence in life. Excuses will rather discredit you and may cost you something eternally. Why don’t you get the job done and done well!
Prayer: Oh Lord, help me to deliver on assigned tasks in your kingdom and in life; and to stop giving excuses.
Confession: I deliver on assigned tasks. I am averse to making of excuses. I am known for getting things done and done well.