In Exodus 3, God appeared to Moses to tell him of his plans to send him to Pharaoh to command him to set the Israelites free. Moses was also being sent to the people of Israel to let them know about God’s plans for deliverance. Moses debated with God about his suitability to approach Pharoah with God’s message. “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt” (Exodus 3:11)? Moses was also nervous about bringing God’s message to the Israelites.
“But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you” (Exodus 4:1). God demonstrated signs to Moses to show to the people and to Pharoah to convince them that he was sent. Moses then tried to convince God that he was not eloquent and that his speech was heavy and awkward. “Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord” (Exodus 4:11)? Despite all of this, Moses was not convinced and pleaded with God to send someone else.
God was angry because of Moses’s unbelief and agreed to send his brother Aaron along with him. “He shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be your mouth, and you shall be as God to him” (Exodus 4:16). In the end, Moses was a lot more confident to go to Pharaoh and the people with Aaron because he was eloquent. God agreed although this was not his original intention. God did not choose Moses based on his eloquence and was able to make him more eloquent than Aaron if he had the faith.
God does not always choose those who are qualified based on human standards. Do not sell yourself short based on your attributes. God will equip you to do whatever he has asked you to do. Your educational status and qualifications does not limit what God is able to do through you. God is the giver of gifts and he works through our gifts and callings. There are times when a gift may lay dormant in us and our lack of faith can limit God’s ability to use us. God has no other hands and feet to use on this earth. He will use our voices to spread his word to the world and he will not always use those who we consider to be the most qualified.