Yesterday I talked about how God will sometimes give us a sign (the burning bush) and how we need to come TOWARD it before God will call TO us! Today though I want to take this one step further. The burning bush was a GREAT sign that God used to draw Moses toward Himself so He could CALL Moses to lead the people of Israel out of slavery, and that was a HUGE calling.
Remember, the Israelites had been in slavery for hundreds of years. They were ruthlessly oppressed and Moses had fled the country as a man wanted for murder. Now God’s asking him to not only go BACK to Egypt, but to go back and DEMAND that Pharaoh let the people go. It was SUICIDE. I don’t blame Moses for wanting a bigger sign than a bush that doesn’t burn up.
In Exodus 3:10 God says “Now GO, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. YOU must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” GULP! I think we can all see why Moses protested, which is EXACTLY what he did in v. 11. “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” Essentially, “How am I going to do this?” God replies in v. 12 “I will be with you.” Don’t you just love that? Oftentimes, if not ALL the time, God’s answer to “How?” is “ME!”. CLASSIC!
Then God says something that requires FAITH! “And THIS is your sign that I am the one who has sent you.” YES! NOW we’re getting somewhere. God’s gonna give me the sign to PROVE that all this is gonna work out! “WHEN you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.” HUH? How is that a sign? I want a sign NOW not WHEN! But that’s just it. The CONFIRMATION will sometimes come after COMPLETION!
Oftentimes, the only PROOF we’ll get is the PROMISE of God’s presence.
So what’s God been CALLING you to do, that you’re waiting for CONFIRMATION? God’s CALLING and His PRESENCE might be all you’re gonna get until you COMPLETE it!
Till the end,