November 21, 2011
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The calling of Moses, to me, is one of the most powerful call stories in all of the Word of God. One of the things that I know about God is that when God issues a call, God calls the right person at the right time.
For forty years Moses had lived in the courts of the Pharaohs. He was highly trained in the skills of the elite. He appeared to be destined for greatness, but now, he finds himself in a condition and context that is beneath what he seemed to be destined for.
Moses now, as a result of a decision, finds himself banished to insignificance in the desert, where his companions are sheep and his prospects negligible. Moses makes a mistake and finds himself on the run. But forty years later, God visits Moses. In spite of the time that has gone by, God visits him. In spite of the wrong that he has done, God visits him. In spite of his solitude, God visits him. In spite of where he now finds himself, God visits him.
When God has a plan for your life, it cannot be stopped because of one mistake. When you read the story of where Moses ends up and what he ends up doing, you will discover a powerful point. He is called to bring the people out of Egypt; which means he is called to shepherd the people. He is called to be a shepherd. When you see what he was doing when God finds him, you will see that what God calls him to do is something that he has been doing the whole time. The one who is to become the shepherd of God's people undergoes training in Midian.
Can I tell you something? Nothing that you go through has been wasted time. Everything that God has allowed you to go through you went through to train you for the assignment God has on your life. Every person you have encountered; every place that you have been; every tear that you have cried--it was not wasted. God was training you for your destiny. God has been shaping your character through every circumstance and situation. God has been molding you through this season.
I don't care what it is you are facing right now. Even if it seems you have gotten off track, I declare to you as you end this devotional the lesson I have learned in four months of confinement...THIS IS NOT A WASTED SEASON. WHEN GOD GETS THROUGH WITH THIS SEASON YOU WILL BE READY TO PRODUCE ON LEVELS YOU NEVER IMAGINED.
JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE BETTER OFF DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN YOU ARE BETTER BLESSED. BE BETTER BLESSED AND YOU WILL BE BETTER OFF.
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