Once we embrace the desert seasons of our lives, we can become almost too comfortable and wind up afraid to leave. Such was the case with Moses. So far was he removed from where he had come that he never imagined going back to his roots in Egypt or living among his people again; that is until God spoke to Him in a burning bush. Once he realized something peculiar was happening as he watched a shrub that was not being consumed, the Lord had Moses’ attention.
Yahweh told him that He had seen the Israelites suffering and was intending to lead them away from Egypt, and the man He had chosen for the job was Moses! However, Moses already felt inadequate for being in the presence of the Lord Almighty. Though he was being called by his Maker, he tried to convince Him that he was not the right one for the job. God was clearly leading his servant to something far greater than he had known in Midian, but the thought of giving up the familiar freaked him out.
Friend, when the Lord speaks, the best thing you can do is respond in willing obedience. God’s best for your life is not found in comfort and stability. While you needn’t go out of your way to uproot yourself, if Jesus leads you to something new, He will equip you to do whatever it is He calls you to. Be willing to risk what is familiar for the sake of what is divine with the understanding that it will take you to the very pinnacle of your purpose!