"Moses said to the Lord, 'Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue'" -- Exodus 4:10.
A few years ago, I wrote a series of articles called "Moses Produces the Best Excuses." In it, I described the six excuses that Moses offered the Lord when God was sending him back to Egypt. Today's verse contains the sixth and final excuse that was preceded by other excuses like "I'm not ready," "I don't know You very well," "The Jews won't receive me," just to name a few. The point is that Moses engaged his creativity to manufacture excuses to avoid doing something he did not want to do: "But Moses said, Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else'" (Exodus 4:13). Your creativity should be deployed to help you do what God wants you to do, not to find reasons why you cannot do it. How creative are your excuses? Have you used them so long that you actually believe them? Do you think they impress the Lord?
Lord, Moses was a great man and Your servant, but I learned today that he resisted Your will when You spoke to him, and began to offer excuses of why he was not the right person to do Your will. I know I have done the same thing. I ask Your forgiveness that I have used my creativity to find ways to get out of Your will rather than to do it.