Numbers 20:7-8 NIV
‘The Lord said to Moses, ‘Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so that they and their livestock can drink.’
In the past Moses had been asked to strike the rock which required faith as well as some effort on his part. However here he is called to simply speak to it. He is unfamiliar with this method and is afraid of the new way God is leading him.
Sometimes we get into a pattern of attempting things the way we had previously seen God do them because we are fearful of failure and what people may think. The unfamiliar can be scary! But we need to simply speak to the Rock, that is, speaking with Jesus, and obey Him according to whatever method He decides.
Be open to the strange, the crazy or the uncomfortable method because your miracle may come in a way or at a time you have never expected!