But Caleb tried to quiet the people as they stood before Moses. “Let’s go at once to take the land,” he said. “We can certainly conquer it!” Numbers 13:30
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:3
“Whatever we run away from, God will make us run back into until we confront, solve and heal” Joyce Meyer (love Joyce Meyer )
When I say the name Moses, what do you think of?
Man of Faith?
Great divider of the Red Sea
Great leader of Israel out of Egypt.
Great lawgiver of the Old Testament.
Extraordinary man of God?
Moses was an ordinary man and God had an EXTRAORDINARY plan for him. He dealt with self doubt, lack of faith, low self confidence, etc. Does this sound familiar?:)
To increase Moses’ faith, God rescued Moses from death as a baby and was rescued by an Eygptian princess, turned Moses’ staff into a serpent, showed Himself to Moses as a burning bush AND the list goes on…….How many signs have we gotten from God to help us make a move, make a right decision?Moses was focused and fears and obstacles instead of having faith that God knows what he is doing.
When we are afraid sometimes, we stop thinking. Moses is focused on his fears and his fears are hindering him from doing what God is leading him to do.
Fear can keep us from doing things God wants us to do.
This can apply to our relationships, past hurts, jobs, work in the church, etc. Instead of focusing on the FEAR of what can be lost, focusing on FAITH when we confront and move forward can illuminate the path that we are to take with God’s direction.
Father God – Thank you for giving us strength to confront challenges past and current hurts that come across our paths. Remind us that some of the strongest leaders, such as Moses, had pattern of running away from problems instead of confronting.However, You were able to turn his weakness into strength in Your time. Encourage us that it is never to late to confront and move on to healing. Thank You for Your limitless patience and Your love. Amen