Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. Robert H Schuller
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. Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 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?” The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”
When we hear the name of Moses, many of us immediately think of the great miracles he performed through the power of God. For example, the ten plagues of Egypt, including the death of the firstborn of all the Egyptians; the institution of the first Passover when a clear distinction was made between the Egyptians and the people of Israel who were protected by the blood of the Passover lamb; the parting of the Red Sea; receiving manna from heaven; drawing water from a rock; and following the Lord as a pillar of cloud through the day and a pillar of fire through the night.
However, when the Lord looked at Moses, He saw a man of humility, an essential character trait for a servant of God. The Lord had a plan for Moses; he was saved from death at birth and brought up in the Pharaoh’s palace, destined to be the saviour of the Israelites but his passion and impetuosity caused him to leave his home early and become a sojourner in a foreign land, watching his father-in-law’s sheep. After forty years, Moses had learnt valuable lessons in patience and humility, he was back in line with God’s plan and ready to be used by God.
If we look at the life of Jesus, we can see that the Lord’s timing was perfect. He was protected from death at birth and waited patiently for thirty years before beginning His earthly ministry. His humility and complete obedience to the Father was such that He left His heavenly palace and humbled Himself to become the likeness of a man. He fulfilled His destiny to be the Saviour of mankind by hanging on the cross, bearing the weight of the world’s sin on His shoulders.
God has a plan for each one of us and even though it may take many years for Him to prepare our hearts and character, let us not be driven by our emotions and self will but let us wait patiently for His leading. As we are guided by His perfect timing, His plan will unfold in our lives.
I thank You for this day and I know that You have a purpose in my life. Please direct my path so that I may walk according to Your will, living my life to please You. Amen.
God bless you.
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo & Manju