April 8, 2021 –
“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” — Louisa May Alcott
I don’t think anyone can honestly say, “I’ve never faced a task I could not handle.” Life’s journey has moments when you act like a lion and other times when you’re a deer. It is hard to tell some people an enormous task is presented to help them learn a big lesson.
After Moses killed an Egyptian, he fled from Egypt into hiding in Midian for fear of his life. There, he met his soon-to-be father-in-law, Jethro. Moses was now a Shepherd in Midian, whereas he was a prince in Egypt.
After years of wandering around in the desert to feed his sheep, Moses received a call from God, assigning him an enormous task. Moses was to return to Egypt and lead his fellow Israelites to freedom. Moses, a fugitive living in a far country and employed as a shepherd, was to lead his kindred out of slavery in Egypt to the Promise Land. An enormous task!
In reply to God’s command, Moses said, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” (Exodus 3: 11–12)
The big lesson to learn from this encounter with God is, no task is too big as long as God is with you. Realizing this and taking action to accomplish your task is a big step toward achieving your goal.
Don’t be afraid of big tasks, for you are learning how to lean on God.