The English say that once bitten, twice shy. There are some experiences that we go through in life that traumatized us and makes us uncomfortable once we think of revisiting them. It could be an abuse you suffered early in life and once you see that person or the place where it happened, you just get frozen. That is what happened to Moses the man of God. Once a favorite in Egypt, he fell out of favor with the king and freed away for his life. The scriptures says God was with moses and caused him to flourish in Median at his father in laws place. Moses was settled and going on with life with the past behind him. The dreams of deliverance were behind him totally forgotten and he was doing fine in his new found life. It evoked deep memories for him when God asked him to go back to Egypt. The dream of Egypt was long dead and he was not ready for another dramatic life. He was enjoying life and was doing okay where he was. It took God to assure him that all those who sought to harm him were dead. There are instances where God may hide us for a while as He did with Jesus and his parents in Egypt as He works on our environment. Whereas we cannot disregard the scare, the pain and the letdown, God is saying we can try again for He has worked the environment for us. How often do we abort our dreams because they disappointed us when we got started? What could God be pointing to you today as a mission you started but it failed? What good did you do like Moses but it ended up hurting you? Is it a relationship where you sought reconciliation but you ended up mistreated and degraded? Is it a business idea that ended up failing? Don’t accept failure as your norm. Go try again. God is asking us today to attempt and go back to cherished dreams that we aborted. God has already sorted out everything that scared us and made us run away in the first place. Don’t confuse where you are for your mission, God was making your environment ready. Give it another attempt.
“Now the Lord had said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you are dead.” Exodus 4:19 NIV
Last modified: June 15, 2020