If Moses had a Facebook, I wonder what moment he would want as His Profile picture?
My first guess would be the parting of the Red Sea. So epic!
Or maybe the time he got to see the Glory of God. Insane!
How about when he was a member of the royal family in Egypt? So handsome!
Whatever it would be, his first choice probably wouldn't be a picture of him tending his father-in-law's sheep. And yet, that's where he spend a good portion of his adult life.
Moses, like many of us, went through many major life transitions. And Moses' transition from Royalty in Egypt to the Ruler of God's people was no small length of time, either. It took decades. All the while, God was there. Moses found a wife and grew close to his father-in-law (whose mentorship, the Bible records, would later help him make better leadership decisions for Israel), all while he learned to work closely with animals... which, of course, would come in handy when he would later write the book of Leviticus!
The Biblical portrait of Moses reminds us that God uses each phase of our life to fulfill our purpose, whether we know exactly what that purpose is or not. In fact, I'm guessing most, if not all of us, are like Moses, and have no idea what God has in store for us.
The main reason you need to grapple with this message is so that you can find freedom in this season, or the one you are about to transition into. You could be working retail, or installing computers, or selling real estate. Whatever your work is right now, you don't have to wonder if it is keeping you from God's calling on your life. It is, in fact, doing the opposite.
by Michael Sandy
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