Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.” Exodus 2:11-12
Moses was raised into nobility, he had power and some authority to boot, and this was the action plan that he took when he decided to act for his people: he murdered a man, was then recognized as a murderer and so he flew the coop. And so this great plan, his great need to free his people from their hard labors, backfired on him and amounted to nothing. Alone we are weak, no matter what birthright we are born with, or not. Every man and woman needs God by their side to fulfill their destiny.
"I…have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians" Exodus 3:7-8
“Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” Exodus 3:10
God had also heard the Hebrews cry, and He also had a plan and a desire to save them.
Moses’s plan all on his lonesome resulted in nothing, he was even worse now then before because now he was an outcast wanted for murder whom the pharaoh himself was looking to punish and put to death.
God's plan would have ALL his people free, not just one man in one fight.
And God would also use the one man who had a heart and the courage for justice, He redeemed a man who probably thought pretty little of himself by now, He gave Moses a purpose and a destiny call, and showed him the wisdom in obeying God and what can be accomplished when one does.
God's way of doing things is so much better then what we could hope to achieve on our own. We just need to trust him, step by step, as He reveals His good will. For His will is health for all of us. He wants to heal our minds, our hearts and bodies, and wherever He leads is for everyone’s own good in every respect. He redeemed Moses and Moses's dream of standing up for his people and giving them justice, but He did it in a way that would not fail. God moved heaven and earth to set His people free, and gave plenty of time for the Egyptian non-believers to think long and hard about their beliefs when faced with plague after plague. God showed up and delivered all his people because Moses, though he thought very little of himself and his confidence was shot, still said Yes when called by God. God, working through Moses, performed His word and brought it to pass, He accomplished His plan in full. God parted the waters and He freed all His people, not just one man.
It's so important to remember that even in our weakest moments we must still say yes to God when He calls. There’s a good chance that at that very moment, He’s getting ready to pour out on you a heavenly blessing and a new anointing for the task at hand. I have to remember: Just say yes, and let God do it. It’s never me alone that does it, it’s God. Only by trusting and obeying Him can we fulfill our call.
Prayer: Father teach me to seek You out daily, and listen for Your opinion on the choices I need to make in life. Help me to avoid a rash decision that will hurt me and those around me, help me to be patient and to make time to be with You and hear You. I pray that I would respond to your call with an obedient heart, knowing that You have the very best in store for me.