EXODUS 4:1 “But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The Lord never appeared to you’?” (NLT)
The third excuse that Moses made while protesting against the task that Got brought to him was the excuse “what if?” Moses here was so fearful about failure that he was focusing on the possibilities that he thought could happen rather than focusing on the surety of God. When God told Moses that He was going to use Moses as a leader to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt, Moses just couldn’t believe it because he thought of himself to be a failure and this fear of failure caused him to be blind to the surety that God brought him. Moses was focussing on the possibilities that would never happen and not on the surety of God which was bound to happen.
Today we might be making the same kind of excuse of “what if” like Moses, we might be feeling that we are so incompetent to finish the task ahead of us and we might be thinking about “what if I fail?, what if the desired result is not produced?…” This excuse of “what if?” might be holding us back from carrying out the task God has given us. But let me encourage us that when God brings us a task and when He tells us that he is going to make it happen, then our focus should not be on the “what ifs” but on the surety that our God brings.