«But he said, ‘O my Lord, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send.’ So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and He said: ‘Is not Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well’ » (Exodus 4:13, 14, NKJV).
Moses had been given a great education. At Pharaoh’s court he had been taught everything concerning the government and succession to the throne, with all that it implied. In Patriarchs and Prophets, in the chapter that talks about him, we read he was a favorite in the Egyptian army and he was a tireless student. He could engage in great political and religious discussions, and had irrefutable arguments to present to his heathen opposers. No, Moses didn’t have much to envy anyone.
However, things had changed. He had gone through the desert of Midian, through its school in humility and meekness, surrounded not by opulent riches, but by infinite sand interrupted by the bleating figures of the sheep he watched over.
Now, when God was ready to use him to deliver His people, Moses made one excuse after another. Viewed from the outside, it seems like a laughable dialogue. After all, he was talking with the King of the Universe, the supreme Enabler, for whom nothing is impossible.
When he was in Egypt, he thought about His people’s suffering and even tried to take matters in his own hands. But, now he was being given the opportunity, he shied away from accepting the responsibility God entrusted him with.
At some point you may have felt you were in a similar situation. Maybe you weren’t entrusted with such an important mission, but God surely has a plan for your life that will require you to place yourself entirely in His hands, accept your weakness and acknowledge that, through His power, you’ll be able to accomplish it.
God knew Aaron and also knew his strengths, but even so He was choosing Moses. His brother wasn’t a person to compare himself with, but rather a workmate. They would form a trio who would communicate the plan of deliverance and, more importantly, would carry it out.
There are no excuses that scare God. Allow Him to use you, in spite of your apparent defects, and remember that, just as He has a plan for you, He has a plan for your siblings. Humbly and meekly place yourself at His service, like Moses did, and find out His glorious strategy for today. He wants to send you.