These verses really hit me this morning. Moses is smack dab in the middle of a miraculous situation. God is literally speaking to him through a bush that is engulfed with flame yet it was not consumed. God has just given him two miraculous signs to authenticate his mission. But what does Moses do? He looks at himself, his past, his limitations and is to afraid to act in faith and obedience. How often do we do the same? Someone makes a negative comment that sticks with us for years, or we fail at something trivial and refuse to ever try again. Then, when opportunities come our way we shrink back. Someone better than me needs to do it. Someone who hasn’t failed or has the “it” that I don’t have. We worry what will so and so say or think. We fear that we might lose popularity or position. How much of life and ministry is left on the table because we are too afraid to move out of our comfortable status quo? As Christians we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and given new life so that we can glorify God by doing the good works he prepared for us beforehand that we should walk in them. It’s not about what I can or cannot do, it’s about what God has gifted me to do. Instead of being paralyzed by fear we should step out in faith saying with the Apostle Paul “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”. I can face hunger, I can face plenty, I can face abundance, I can face need whatever the circumstances, God has provided everything that I need to serve Him as He directs. And He does direct. Is fear keeping you from obedience? Confess, repent, and step out in faith. Did you notice the promise in verse 12? God promised to go with Moses, to go with his mouth, and to teach Him what to speak. God’s sending into service is never separated from His presence and never without His equipping.