In America, we have the faces of some of our most outstanding leaders chiseled into the side of a mountain. It’s called Mount Rushmore, and four presidents have their faces memorialized for eternity. All of these men are known for their leadership and eloquent speeches. In the Bible, a leader who surpassed all of those presidents was Moses. Did you know he struggled in front of people? God uses the unlikely.
“Then Moses said to the LORD, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”
You Would’ve Never Known
It’s incredible to think that the greatest leader in the Bible had a problem communicating. He wasn’t eloquent even though he was educated under Pharaoh. Speaking in front of people was a struggle because he didn’t think quickly on his feet. He would be criticized and overlooked in today’s landscape because he wouldn’t be considered charismatic enough for people to follow. This shows you how God uses the unlikely.
What made Moses a good leader was that he listened to the Lord and was the most humble person. Moses went up on the mountain several times to hear from the Lord, and he would return and tell the people. When people challenged his leadership, he didn’t get defensive. He let God take care of it. The world will tell you what it thinks is a good leader, but the one that stands the test of time is one who is filled with faith, integrity, and humility.
God Uses the Unlikely
Don’t focus on your flaws. Stop comparing yourself to other people. Instead, look at how God is using you. It may not be in a way that gains influence, but you may be making an impact that will last an eternity. Be full of FAITH (Faithfulness, Available, Integrity, Teachable, and Humble). God will use you if you focus on those attributes.