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On the Job Training

I want to talk to you about the “on the job training” that God provides. Back when God called Moses to leave the sheep he was watching and stand before Pharaoh and declare “Let my people go,” Moses was not so keen on the promotion. He responded by saying, “Please send someone else to do it.” (Ex.4)

Maybe that is how you feel today. Maybe you are pushing a calling that God has brought to you, or a job that He is giving you, back across the table of your life saying, “No thanks, that is not for me.” Or maybe you are putting something off that you know God wants you to do, saying, “I just don’t have the skills or the smarts to pull it off.”  If so, let’s remember how God replied to Moses: "Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” (Ex. 4:12)

You see, when God calls you, He equips you, but He does not do that in advance. He provides on the job training, but to get it, you have to be on the job! The qualifications and abilities that you need to do any job that God has in mind for you are His strength and His ability working through you.

This does not mean that you will never be afraid or that everything will come easily, but it does mean that God is true to His word and he will show up and provide the help you need when you step out in faith in obedience to His command.

What will He use to guide you? He may use the advice of praying friends, the example of Godly people, or even the lessons learned from mistakes made in the process. But all along, he will be there. If God called you to do something for Him, then automatically you are the right person for the job!  He will provide the training.  So, if God is nudging you to serve, say “Yes!” and leave the rest to Him.

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