Once we embrace the desert seasons of our lives, it’s interesting how we can become almost too comfortable there and wind up afraid to leave. Such was the case with our friend Moses, who developed a nice quiet routine for himself in a foreign land that became his home. So far removed was he from where he had come that he never imagined going back to his roots in Egypt or living among his people the Jews again; that is until God spoke to Him in a burning bush.
Once he realized something peculiar was going as he watched a shrub that was not being consumed, the Lord had Moses’ attention. Yahweh spoke to him to tell him that He had seen the suffering of the Israelites and was intending to lead them away from Egypt. Even better, the man He had chosen for the job was Moses! However, already feeling inadequate for being in the presence of the Lord Almighty, Moses immediately cried back to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” Though he was being called by his Maker, the only thing he could do was try to convince Him that he was not the right one for the job. The Lord Almighty was clearly leading his servant to something far greater than he had known in Midian, but the thought of giving up the familiar and comfortable freaked him out.
Friend, when the Lord speaks, the best thing you can do is respond in willing obedience. As tempting as it is to protect your comfort and stability, God’s best for your life is not found there. 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!