Destiny vs Destination - Part 2
Many Christians have an inferiority complex. Think about it for a moment.
Have you ever heard a Christian say “I could do what Peter did”? Or maybe you've found yourself saying, “I could never be like Moses.”
The truth is, that everyone that God called in the Bible were just men and women just like us. They were not born into greatness. They were simply living their lives when God called them. Moses was tending sheep. David was taking lunch to his brothers. Isaiah went to pray in the temple when King Uzziah died. Saul thought he was being religious by killing Christians when God called him.
The thing that made each of these people great was the fact that they answered when God called them. They were faithful in the tasks that were in front of them, so when the time was right, God used them.
God rewards our faithfulness. He causes events in our lives to build sensitivities and passions that can be used by Him at the right time. We need to be faithful to God in every situation and ready to hear God when the call to action comes.
Moses was born in a time when Hebrew babies were being slaughtered (Exodus 1:18). By the grace of God, he escaped this fate and ended up being raised by Pharaoh’s daughter and his Jewish mother (Exodus 2:5-8)! His mother had the ability to teach him his Hebrew heritage. As Moses grew and saw how his people were oppressed, a passion built in his heart to do something about it. Moses took things into his own hands and killed an Egyptian that was oppressing a Hebrew slave (Exodus 2:12).
All of these events caused Moses to end up tending sheep in a desert far from his own people. As a shepherd, he learned to keep an eye out for stragglers. He learned to have a watchful eye. He learned patience. When the time was right, God came to him (Exodus 3:2)!
What would happen if in every area of our life, we tried not to take things into our own hands, but patiently listened for God and moved only when He directs and guides us to do so? How much more effective we would be?
To see what happens when average people obey what God asks them to do, read about Elijah in 1 Kings 17:1-24. Meditate on how God can use an ordinary person to create extraordinary situations.
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