Hey y’all, Mrs. Crazy here.
These are just some thoughts I wanted to share today, as I sit on the couch, unable to muster the energy to get up and feed my kids lunch because I spent most of the night up sick.
Sometimes it’s so hard to be a chronically ill person. We wonder why we can’t get better. We wonder why our families and friends are burdened. We wonder why others get healed and we don’t, or they have an easier hit of our same disease.
In Moses 6:31, Enoch is called to be a prophet. He tells the Lord that he is “slow of speech” and all the people hate him. And the Lord fills his mouth with what he should say.
Then there’s Moses who is called as a prophet in Exodus 4:10, who also says that he is “slow of speech.” But the Lord doesn’t fill his mouth. Instead, he tells him that his brother Aaron is a good speaker. Moses will tell Aaron what to say, and Aaron will say it for him.
But do we recognize Enoch as any greater of a prophet than Moses? Does Moses’ inability to speak himself make him any less worthy? No, of course not.
Now replace this with yourself as a family member, a church member with an assignment, a parent….whatever your roll is. Are there times that you can’t actually DO what needs to be done? But the Lord sends you people who can help do what you tell them to do?
We all have a mission in this life. Moses did. And the Lord sent him someone to help with it. When Moses tried to tell the Lord of his shortcomings, the Lord said, “and the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?”
The Lord MADE our bodies the exact way that they are. Period.
So when they fail, WE do not fail!
The Lord wouldn’t make it impossible for us to complete our missions for Him by giving us a faulty body. That would be like expecting my 2 year old to go over and make his own sandwich for lunch.
Another similarity like this is Lehi and Jeremiah. We don’t often think of them together, since one is Book of Mormon and the other is the Old Testament. But they were both prophets in Jerusalem at the exact same time. Lehi was told by the Lord to flee from the destruction. Jeremiah was told to say and ended up witnessing the entire destruction of his city and was carried into captivity.
On the surface, it looks the same: two prophets told to the preach the word to the same city at the same time. Yet the results were radically different for the two. Did the Lord love Jeremiah any less, and that’s why he was left to be taken to captivity? Of course not. They each had vital roles to play to different segments of the city.
Similarly, we can compare ourselves to others: on the surface, we’re just people to live the way Jesus Christ taught.
But the Lord has asked us to do radically different things with radically different circumstances.
He has a plan. And He is in charge. And we are needed exactly where we are, with our exact bodies that He created.
Just remember that.