I believe that the Lord’s greatest gift to Moses was not letting him off the hook. After God became angry with Moses’ excuses, He showed mercy by telling him that he would send his brother Aaron along to help shoulder the burden. Together, they would lead the people, and Aaron would do the talking. I know I’m really thankful that the Lord was not convinced to revoke His call on Moses’ life. As much as he thought he knew what he wanted, God showed mercy to him in empowering him to move toward his destiny. If God had told him to go back to Midian and raise his family, what would have become of history as we know it? What would have happened to him? Had I been in Moses’ shoes, I probably would have spent the rest of my life wondering what I missed.
Friend, it was the Lord’s mercy that He didn’t let Moses off the hook, and the same is true for you. Don’t live the rest of your life in regret simply because you are afraid to make a move. Being called to do great things is a gift, and it’s part of the cost of discipleship. The more of Jesus you take on, the more of yourself is required, but the reward will always be greater than the risk! Rest in that truth and step fully into your calling.