Exodus 3:1-5, 10
“So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am’” (Exodus 3:4).
Moses committed murder and ran away from Egypt. He did not have any intention to return to that land. His mission to deliver the Israelites from Egyptian slavery seemed to have been scuttled even
before it started. Moses became a fugitive, and dwelt around Horeb, taking care of Jethro’s cattle, his vision to free his people forgotten.
God, however, still needed him and did not abandon him. God appeared to him and commissioned him to go to Pharaoh with the message of deliverance for His people. As there was no one that God could use to redirect the run-away Moses, God visited him through the burning bush.
It is possible that God has been trying to gain your attention. You may not get a burning bush experience, since God speaks in diverse ways, but is He trying to catch your attention? Do you remember your old God-given goal? Are you pursuing it? Why did you abandon it?
You can succeed where you had failed before. You will succeed only when you do what God wants you to do, and how He wants it done. You must leave the backside of the desert to confront your Pharaoh in his palace. God wants you to go back to the assignment He gave you. He created you for that purpose. Do not neglect it. Yes, you may have been carrying out other businesses satisfactorily, they can at best provide training opportunities for you to accomplish the goal God set for you. God will give you the strategy you need to succeed when you follow His directives.
1. Lord, help me rediscover the assignment You gave me.
2. Lord, help me hear Your directives about how I should carry out the assignment You gave me.