Exodus 2:11 (NIV) 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 Looking 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?”
Today’s word as this work week comes to a close, affirms that we have a great God, but we must wait for God’s timing to move on the road destiny. Moses believed that his purpose was to deliver his people, with the thinking “that his people understood that God was granting them deliverance through him”. Because Moses believed this with all of his heart, his actions reflected his passion. As is the case with many of us, but Moses had a sense of destiny however; he didn’t have a proper sense of God’s developmental timing. Moses attempted to make something happen when it wasn’t the right time. Have you ever moved before the time was right?
Moses used human effort, logic, and strategy to attempt to fulfill his destiny in God. Moses knew his destiny was great: “Deliver God’s people”. Yet Brother Moses’ sense of strategy and timing were out of the timing of God. We read about Moses moving from the White house to the outhouse. He spent the next forty years of his life in exile on the backside of a desert; and there he tended sheep. Please understand those forty years were not wasted, though, as the book of Exodus reveals. The same Moses would one day be called upon to lead the lost sheep of the house of Israel; God gave him experience leading sheep through the wilderness. God’s delays are often connected to our time of being developed (Exodus 2:15-25).
Sisters and brothers God is always after developing our spiritual maturity before placing us in our purpose and destiny. He demonstrates this same developmental process with the Israelites, as you can see for yourself in (Exodus 3:15-18). He tells them that He is going to deliver them from Egypt and take them to the Promised Land, but what He doesn’t tell them is they would get there by passage way of the wilderness. As God takes them from their place of bondage and oppression to ultimately their destiny; they must first pass through God’s time processing. The process was first deliverance, then development, and finally destiny. Have a great weekend in “God’s timing”