January 20, 2011
“11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Glancing this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?” 14 The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.” 15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well.”
Moses had an amazing call in his life! He was the man that God used to bring the children of Israel out of Egypt and back into the path of pursuing the Promise Land. God protected Moses’ life as a baby and allowed him to grow up among the Egyptians; it was all a part of his training. However, even before God made Moses’ call known to him; Moses already had something in his heart that cried out for the liberation of God’s people. The passion to see his brothers free was already in him.
Moses went ahead of his call and handled the injustices suffered by a fellow Jewish man, in the flesh and not according to the Spirit and the timing of the Lord. How many times have we gone ahead of the call and so allowed our talents to go ahead of our character? Moses was so out of timing that the people that he was called to liberate were not even ready to receive him as such (Verse 14). Moses needed to go through a process of purification; a time of deeper preparation as God’s people also needed to go through a time of desperation; a time when they themselves cried out to God for God to make them free.
Beloved, your time is coming, your time is near. Perhaps you are one who already tried to start your ministry in the flesh and are currently experiencing the emotional repercussions of failure. Don’t be discouraged; repent, get back up and wait on the Lord. God is preparing the hearts of the people you are called to serve, but most of all…God is preparing you!