1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.”
Today’s Inspiration: God allows us to walk our ways but there will come a time where He will intervene in our life for good. Moses was clueless what God was doing. Each time he tried to help the Israelites out of bondage, Pharaoh will come and torment the Israelites to humiliate Moses. God assured Moses that because of His mighty hand, Pharaoh will let them go and drive them out of his country. He had heard the groaning and remembers His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Exodus 6:1-5.
God told Moses to assure the people of deliverance but they would not listen because of their discouragement and cruel bondage. V6-9. Then Moses was sent to Pharaoh but Moses said to the Lord why would Pharaoh listened to him when His own don’t listen to him since he has faltering lips. V10-11.
Can you see that the enemy always remind us of our deficiency? Moses always use his faltering lips as an excuse not to carry God’s assignment. Throughout his life from womb to his calling he had a lot of fear of Pharaoh. One find it difficult to get out of his or her wounded past and always react based on what he had been formed from infancy. We need to cut off this bondage to mature and fulfil His plan and purpose for our life.
Do not allow your past wounds to deter you from walking to your future. Moses always reacted based on his fear and internalised anger from the mother’s womb. Whether the reaction is righteous or not, we are rashful at times when we are in the brink of a crossroad. We either flee or quit. He fled when he was 40 years where he went ahead of God’s timing. His mother putting him in a basket at the Nile was also ahead of God’s timing not realising that if he has a calling on his life, God will preserve him.
Thank God at the age of 80 he pursued his call despite difficulties and he was able to deliver the Israelites from bondage through God’s mighty hand as He promised he would. It took more than 40 years to discover his destiny and walked through but failed to accomplish God’s plan of leading the Israelites to the Promised land because of intense anger at the Israelites’ rebellion each time they were faced with a lack. Numbers 20:8-12.
Throughout his life he was filled with anger each time he was on the crossroad but in the process he learnt to trust God and goes on his knees to pray and God intervenes.
God always uses our wounds of formative years as a ministry of healing and deliverance.
If you are suffering pain, don’t have fear. Just believe that for every pain, a calling to serve with honour is due. It’s time to discover your calling and purpose through your pain. We do not like pain but it’s good to restore our soul. Moses was privileged to receive his restoration directly from the Lord towards the end of his life. Indeed transformation to wholeness is a process. Deuteronomy 32:48-50, Deuteronomy 34:5-9. It depends on how long a journey of rebellion ends. It’s good to get out now and walk with God’s gifts and talents for your calling. It’s an honour to be called servant of God but we need to be careful how we serve.
Galatians 5:1. It was for freedom that Christ has set you free so do not revert back to bondage again. Trust God with all your heart to deliver you from all your problems. Proverbs 3:5.