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
1/22/2018 12:52:28 pm
I like this example. It’s faithfulness in the in between times that keeps us on the path that God has called us to.
10/28/2019 06:10:47 pm
I guess there's no other way to deal with anything but to just ignore it. If you are unhappy with what you see, all you have to do is just ignore it until it leaves. If you are unhappy with what you are not seeing, all you have to do is not think about it too much until it reappears by itself. You see a lot of time is wasted trying to deal with everything you are unhappy about. Sometimes you just need to save yourself by simply ignoring things.
10/29/2019 05:55:14 am
You may be on to something, a breakthrough in your own life, perhaps. But beware of setting up a straw man argument in your mind, for they are sure to let your down at some point. Stating that there is "no other way to deal with anything" sounds a bit too extreme if taken literally. But I assume what you mean is that the best way to approach some problems is to ignore them. And yeah, it's good to let go of what you can't control. One verse that's been on my mind lately says "Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established." - Proverbs 16:3 To me that means thinking less in order to do what I can and practicing faith for what I can't control. And when your problems are left in God's hands, I think they'll be easier to ignore for you. All the best!
10/29/2019 05:57:48 am
So relevant to my life these days! Again and again, it's good to revisit the life of Moses, and the principle of patience, and trust in the Lord's hand to bring us from where we are to where we are called to be.
10/29/2019 06:00:40 am
The "between times" is a good line to remember. With God, we're always on a journey.
Kelle McArthur Cooter
1/28/2018 02:11:04 pm
So inspiring, I know that in my own growth God is walking with me.
10/29/2019 05:47:39 am
Hi Kellie, your faith is inspiring, too.
Leave a Reply.
God called Tawni to Thailand during a mountain top experience. Her training school had planted a church in Chiang Mai and was nearing the end of their trip. The team retreated to Doi Suthep's viewpoint for prayer over the city. As she gazed out over the lush Northern province, a voice began speaking to her heart, "Will you give your life for my people here?"