Exodus (chapters 3 & 4)
15 Now you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth. And I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and I will teach you what you shall do. 16 So he shall be your spokesman to the people. And he himself shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be to him as God. 17 And you shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs.”
God has pre-ordained us to certain tasks; and this is not based on our skills or abilities, but on our availability. God qualifies those who are called, but HE must first take us through the wilderness experience (training) to build and develop our character.
God can give us the skills and abilities to do the job, but HE cannot give us character; character must be learned in the school of training! God knew Moses could not speak, yet the task ahead required some speaking skills. But Moses was not to worry about that because God already made a provision through Aaron.
You would think the logical thing was for Aaron to do the job since he could speak better (instead of just being a mouth piece for Moses), but God does not work this way, HE seeks character first, once this is in place, He gives the necessary skills. Aaron has not been called to lead the Israelites out of bondage; moreover, he has not been trained, he may have the skill, but not necessarily the character obtained through God’s training school.
God is more interested in our character than our skills or abilities. If we must be used of God, we have to develop character through God’s training school – HE will refine us into HIS own image, empty us of ourselves, and pour all of Himself. Only then will HE empower us with necessary skills, abilities, and power for signs and wonder! So that we will be a vessel of honor to bring glory to HIS name!