Exodus 3:1-4 (NKJV)
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”
So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
In Exodus Chapter 3, we find Moses at what is maybe the most important moment of his life. God was calling this man, who was leading sheep, to go and lead His people. But Moses would have never been able to lead the children of Israel across The Red Sea, if he didn’t turn aside to go and visit with God.
In the scripture above, Moses leads the flock to the backside of the desert, then he turns away from the sheep to go to the burning bush. Moses had to get away from the things that were pulling at his attention and make time for God, just as we should make time for God.
But turning toward God is only the first step. God then commissions Moses to go to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let His people go.
But Moses thought he was unworthy for this assignment.
Exodus 4:10-12 (NKJV)
Then Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”
So the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”
Moses may have thought that he wasn’t good enough, but he didn’t have to be. God was and is good enough. He is more than enough.
Like Moses, we must take time to turn aside to God. Moses had to seek out God before he could get his assignment from Him. Although we may not think we are ready for what God has for us, we can trust God to work everything out for us. We just have to listen to Him and obey His word.