Moses's complaint and God's response teach us that despite our doubts and insecurities, we can, and should, work to accomplish our unique missions in life.
It's much easier to shrug off the task as beyond our capacities, or to wish fervently, as Moses did, that God would appoint someone else in our place. Not everyone is chosen to lead a nation of slaves to freedom, but each of us must consider seriously and apply to ourselves Rabbi Tarfon's famous challenge: "You are not obliged to finish the task, but neither are you free to neglect it." (Pirkei Avot 2:21)
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