Read: Exodus 2:1-10
As I ponder the life of Moses, I am quickly reminded that God had a plan of redemption for Moses’ life and the people in his life as he walked in God’s plan. Pharaoh had made plans to kill all the sons, but Moses escaped the evil plans of the enemy. His mother hid him 3 months. This wasn’t an act of self-will, but rather God that moved her to do this. She made an ark of wicker and sent him off in the river in hopes that he would be kept safe. Although a mother cares for her young and tries to protect them, the ultimate protector and savior cannot be found in man. It can only be found in God. This is exactly what God did. He protected Moses as he was drawn out of the water and shown compassion by Pharaoh’s daughter. Pharaoh’s daughter saw he was a baby and sought a nursing mother from the Hebrew women, that mother was in fact Moses’ mother who had protected him and hoped for his life to be saved. Moses was then raised as a son to Pharaoh’s daughter, provided for and protected. Man could not possibly align these intricate plans of redemption and protection if they tried. It is only by the hand of God that a life like Moses can be saved for a greater purpose.
It is often in our humanity, often in the life of a believer, that we wonder if God is indeed with us, and if He has a great plan for our lives. As we take the time to look back on our lives, we will find that God’s hand is marked in it with redeeming, saving stories. Maybe some feel that this is not the case for them, their life is no better than it was before; however, the mere fact that you still exist proves that there is still hope. Perhaps it takes a changing of your mindset to understand that God uses those that have a mustard seed of faith and hope to grow in us and through us a life of redemption. He makes us a light in a world of darkness. If you are closed off to His gentle leading in your life, He will not force you and He cannot use you. It is when you realize that in and of yourself there is no saving. The saving is a life that has willingly put themselves into the hands of a mighty God.
Moses was chosen beforehand. We ALL were chosen beforehand. The invitation has been given and introduced many a time in your life if only you would see them. The acceptance to the invitation and the submission to God in it is what brings us from living in life to living a life of purpose. Like Moses, God has a plan and purpose for your life. Like Moses, He has orchestrated many an opportunity for you to walk in that plan. Like Moses, we all have a burning desire within, something that sets our hearts ablaze. Finally, like Moses, when we acknowledge this burning desire to become more than what we imagined, we understand that in submitting our will and life to Him not only affects and redeems us, but those He chooses to put in our paths to pass on the eternal blessing.
God’s purpose for our lives is always bigger than us. It’s stronger than us. And, when we realize that truth, we realize that it requires our dependence on God to elevate us to the levels and strength needed for a life of purpose.
Don’t let the enemy keep you from your purpose in life. Do it afraid if you have to, but don’t do it without God.
Your sister and friend,