View our latest single!

Monday, January 16, 2017

"God is taking too long"


    Who can stand to wait on God when everyone else is gaining success and outdoing us daily? We need to "arrive", and stat! There is simply no time to pray, read our bible, AND seek God in every little thing...Or is there? 

     Wisdom says that if you don't make that time, God will create that time. None experienced the painful process of patience quite like the Ex-Egyptian-Prince turned lonely shepherd, Moses. Pastor Moses spent forty years on the backside of that mountain shepherding sheep before God called him into his greater purpose of shepherding His people.
     Let's use our imaginations and envision what those forty years must have felt like. You can easily see a nearly depressed, guilt ridden Moses. How he replayed his sinful mistakes, over and over again.

       "I deserve this. I killed a man," I can hear him saying. "God could never use me! Who did I think I was, questioning a system greater than I? If I could do it all over again, I would just stay in the palace..."
        But all the while God was moving. All the while, God was working.
      Moses had a myriad of 'reasons' why he was unusable as a spokesperson for God: He was 80 years old (His best days were behind him!), he was a murderer (I've sinned too deeply), he had a speech impediment (I'm not good enough), he had proven cowardly (My past still haunts me!), etc. (Sound familiar?)
     But God looked beyond all of those issues and saw Moses' heart. His strength in his convictions. His repentant sorrow. His usable spirit. 
        Although Moses' destiny didn't turn out the way I imagine he thought it would- he was, after all, an Egyptian Prince- his obedience caused him to be even greater than that. Gods purpose for his life outdid his own purpose- and it also served a greater good for all his brothers and sisters. 
This point is vital- because often when we imagine our destiny, we imagine ourselves as the sole and only recipient of the good things. Good things that we distribute at our own discretion. But God doesn't work that way. When you submit to God, He includes you in His master plan and it is not only a blessing to you, but to everyone God intends to use your life to bless. This brings forth wealth and blessings that have purpose, and bring peace and joy:
“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬
     So in conclusion, Moses gave God a 'yes'. A "Lord I don't know how, but I am willing to be used if you are willing to use me." An "I'm sorry and I've learned my lesson, please take over my life before it's ruined..."
        No matter what your age, ethnicity, background, shortcomings, even physical abnormalities- God has a greater purpose than you can fathom for your life if you are willing to say yes. You don't have to spend forty plus years on the rough side of the mountain if you are obedient...just give God a resounding YES  and watch Him move. 
Blessings and Love,


No comments:

Post a Comment