You’re born into an ordinary life to people of little means. You have barely gotten to know your mother’s face when she has been torn from you. Your tiny body is given up by her in order to save you from death.
Your life changes drastically as you are adopted into a wealthy family. You grow up in luxury – learn things you never would have been afforded before – grow into a physically strong individual – have power you never dreamed of.
As you mature into a young adult you see the injustices that surround you. They tug at your heart. You feel helpless and yet being exposed to so much wrongdoing sets you on fire. You witness a young man being unjustly bludgeoned by another and intercede. In the process, you take the aggressor’s life.
What you do next makes you appear a coward to those you leave behind. You run away. You hide for many years without apprehension. You change your identity – try to fit in – find a new life. You try to forget your past, but it soon catches up with you. You are no longer a vibrant, young adult. Time has weathered you.
You’re called upon to go back and rescue your native people from a tyrannical government. You ask yourself – Why me? If I go back, they’ll discover who I am and throw me in jail. I can’t do this! Send someone else.
The man in this scenario is Moses, but it could be any one of us. The One asking him was God Himself. God assured Moses that He would be with Him – He would even provide the right words for him to get the job done.
How often do we think we have things figured out? We’re content with things as they are. We make excuses – we procrastinate – we say no.
God doesn’t take no for an answer. When He calls on us to do His work, He also promises to be with us in every way – giving us the right words, leading us and protecting us.
Lord, when I feel satisfied with my life, you invite me to take a closer look. Examine my heart and use me in whatever way you have left for me to do. You are my God and I can do anything with you. Amen!