No More Excuses: What if They Don’t Believe Me?

‭Exodus 4:1 NKJV‬
[1] Then Moses answered and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The Lord has not appeared to you.’ ”
We all want to be accepted and loved. Rejection does not sit well with all of us and it did not with Moses. He voices a concern to God, and this question highlights his’ fear of rejection and doubt. He was worried that his message would not be received, and that people would question his encounter with God. Moses’ anxiety about his credibility and the potential disbelief of others reveals a common human fear: the fear of not being believed or accepted.
God’s response to Moses is both reassuring and empowering. He provides Moses with miraculous signs to validate his message: turning his staff into a serpent, making his hand leprous and then healing it, and turning water from the Nile into blood (Exodus 4:2-9). These signs were not just for the Israelites’ benefit but also to strengthen Moses’ confidence in God’s power working through him.
This narrative speaks volumes to us today. Like Moses, we might fear that others will not believe our testimony or recognize God’s work in our lives. We worry about rejection, ridicule, or the seeming insignificance of our experiences. Yet, just as God equipped Moses with signs and wonders, He equips us with the Holy Spirit, who empowers us to witness and live out our faith.
God assures us that the effectiveness of our witness does not depend solely on our abilities but on His power and presence. Our role is to be obedient and faithful, trusting that God will work through us to reach others. When we step out in faith, even in the face of potential disbelief, God honors our obedience and uses our efforts for His purposes.
Reflect on these questions and seek God’s strength to overcome your fears, trusting in His promise to be with you and work through you.
1. What fears do you have about sharing your faith or your personal testimony with others?
2. How can you remind yourself of God’s power and presence when you face doubts or fears of rejection?
3. In what ways can you step out in faith, trusting that God will use your obedience to accomplish His purposes?


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