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This  is a word from Pastor Timothy Burdick, Minister of Abilities for Friday Study Ministries:

His Strength and Power

ďThen Moses said unto the Lord, 'Oh 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 tongueĒ (Exodus 4:10)

Too many people have been told that because of some disability they may have, they simply donít have a place in Godís service. That is just not true. While you may have to do things differently because of that disability, the differences you have may fit perfectly into Godís plan for reaching others.

Donít listen to well-meaning people who tell you that you canít do what God has told you to do.

But there is another side to this coin. Moses was to become one of the greatest leaders of all time and also he was a "type" of Christ - someone who shows us something of the nature of the Christ who was to come. Yet, Moses the man had a speech impediment and gave God all kinds of reasons why he shouldnít lead the people. These were excuses that made God angry. Like Moses, do you give reasons why you canít do something because of some disability in your life? Like Moses, God has something in mind for this world that only you can accomplish. You are "fearfully and wonderfully made," just as David was (Psalm 139:14).

Because I am blind, I have had to learn to concentrate on the abilities God has given me and not dwell what I canít do. Furthermore, I have had to try and listen to God instead of man. If you are honestly trying to do something is God's will, He will give you all the reasons why you can accomplish it, and He will bring it to pass.

God is full of acceptance and love. I hope that you will listen to Him as He speaks to you in verses eleven and twelve of Exodus 4 - ďThe Lord said unto (Moses), 'who has made manís 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.'Ē

Whatever your disability may be, God is telling you today that you can go in HIS strength and power. He is also telling you that He will be with you, and that He has a plan for your life.

He has given you gifts that are unique to your situation and if you will allow Him to, He will empower you to use them. Just as Moses had to decide weather to obey God or not, He is calling for you and I to do the same. For in Christ you can conquer. He made you the way you are to give Him glory.

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Pastor Timothy Howard Burdick

Friday Study Ministries
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