Life Crisis

Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.
— Exodus 3:10

I think most of us at one time or another have struggled with a life-crisis caused by a personal character flaw, maybe a dumb move, or a stumbling misstep? I love reading the life of Moses. Take a second and think about the mess Moses got himself into. When he was 39 years old, Moses was at the top of society, of status, of wealth, of educational pedigree, as the adopted son of the most prominent man in the world, Pharaoh. He was at the height of all society. And then he murdered an Egyptian he saw beating a slave. He buried the body and thought he had gotten away with it. But Moses was found out the next day and had to flee for his life in the wilderness. Moses went from high society to desert nomad in just one day. You talk about a drastic change in everything about life, Moses experienced it.

Moses probably felt like his life was over and thought there was no chance for him ever again doing anything of significance. But, even though what Moses did was evil and wrong, God did not abandon him. God took Moses evil and turned it into a means for good by preparing him for the challenge of his life, calling on Pharaoh to release all the Hebrew slaves.

Moses made every excuse he could think of why he couldn't be used to carry out the mission God had chosen for him. Moses had some flaws in his life and thought that God should eliminate him. I personally think his biggest flaw was fear. Being in the dessert for 40 years can cause a lot of flaws in a person’s life. I had been in the desert when God called me and like Moses, I made every excuse under the sun why God couldn't use me. Maybe some of you are like me and can relate to what Moses went through. No matter how bad your fall or how serious your character flaw or how much difficulty you face in life, don’t give up. Turn to the Lord in faith and let God do something powerful in your life. Let God develop all the Godly attributes that He wants you to have in your life. Just like He did for Moses, God still has great plans for your life! God Bless!!