Moses and You – June 28, 2019

2019-06-28     

Moses and You

When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” Exodus 3:4

Moses had all the potential in the world at forty, but felt like a lost cause at eighty. Instead of doing God’s will God’s way, he tried to expedite God’s will and delayed it for four decades! At some point in our lives most of us feel like life has passed us by. Our dream seems like a lost cause. That crisis presents us with a choice: throw in the towel, or throw our hat back in the ring. Many of us give up on our dreams because we feel like God has given up on us. But we serve a God of restoration (see Joel 2:25). The life of Moses proves that no matter how many wrong turns we’ve taken, it’s God’s grace that gets us back onto the parade route. Moses thought his past had disqualified him, but God leveraged it to prepare him for his date with destiny. No one knew the protocol of the palace like the Prince of Egypt. After all, he grew up in it. And after tending sheep for forty years he knew the ways of the wilderness – the wildlife, the watering holes, the weather patterns. Moses got it wrong before he got it right, and you may too. And here’s the good news: God can use your past failures to fertilize your character and equip you with the strength and wisdom needed to do what He put you on this earth to do. The saying is true: ‘It’s wonderful what God can do with a broken life when you give Him all the pieces.’

Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank You for being a God of second chances (and third and forth and..) for allowing me to start anew! In Jesus’ Name, Amen

One comment

  1. I don’t understand this statement: “Instead of doing God’s will God’s way, he tried to expedite God’s will and delayed it for four decades!” I thought Moses being a shepherd for 40 years was by design. He was expelled from Egypt. God made good use of those 40 years. I will re-read this section, but wanted to ask about the interpretation.

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