BIBLE READING: Exodus 1-4
After the initial shock of the whole burning bush incident, I am sure Moses felt pretty special to have been selected by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. I am sure he knew that facing those same people he had fled from all those years ago was not going to be easy. I am also confident he knew it was going to be difficult to convince the elders of Israel to follow him, not to mention the amount of pressure he must have been under. Yet even with all those difficulties, he had the reassurance that God had picked him. Did you know that our story isn’t that much different? Now, God may not have selected us to be the leader of a million Israelites, but nonetheless He has selected us. Not only has He selected us, but just like Moses, He has equipped us with the tools and resources we need to be able to accomplish that task. Just as Moses’ years in Midian as a shepherd trained him to lead the Israelites, your experiences have served as your training. Although your task may not be as elaborate and visible to Moses, your job is still important . Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” The key to uncovering God’s purpose for your life is to do the same thing that Moses did; submit to Him. Before Moses could accomplish the job that God had given to him to do, he had to give in to his fears, his questions and his doubts and allow God to take control of His life. The same is true for us. You may not know what God wants you to do, and there are times when I am unsure about what He wants from me, yet I am sure that He wants me! In fact, instead of a burning bush, He sent us His Son to let us know that we are loved, we are selected and that He can use us in accomplishing His will. That makes me feel pretty special too.