Last night we watched the movie The King’s Speech. It was based on the true story of King George VI (Bertie) who stuttered severely. After his father’s death and his brother’s shocking resignation from the throne, Bertie was thrust into the role of the King of England.
The country was on the brink of war. Having suffered his entire life from an almost incapacitating stammer, how was the King going to deliver an inspiring live radio speech to his people and unite them in battle?
It looked like the impossible. But with training, confidence and perseverance he was successful.
Did you know that Moses was slow of speech?
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.”
The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
Our God is one of impossibilities.
God made us as we are. We may have an obstacle the we can overcome and there are times we may not be able to do so…but we are to persevere and allow God to guide us and teach us.
Look what Moses accomplished with perseverance and by allowing God to work in his life.
You may have been thrust into a role that you do not believe you are prepared to handle. This role may be at work or a new family situation. Or perhaps you recently suffered an injury that has altered your past abilities or looks…PERSEVERE.
Use your obstacle to the glory of God. He will guide you.
Will it be tough? Of course.
But keep moving forward, even if you are sliding backwards at times, move forward and hang on tight to the hand of God.