Moses is not an isolated case. The Bible contains many examples of those who initially questioned their own ability and yet were used mightily by God. Gideon didn't think he could be used by God because he was the least member of Manasseh's weakest clan (Judg. 6:15). Jeremiah complained that he was too young and unskilled in speech to serve as God's prophet to the nations (Jer. 1:6). Esther was afraid that she might be put to death if she attempted to intervene on Israel's behalf (Est. 4:11). Simon Peter believed he was too sinful to be used by God (Luke 5:8). None of these believers overstated their own weakness or the obstacles they faced. The challenges were as great as they imagined. God's power, however, was far greater.
Today in the Word, Aug. 2003, p.29