I am not having that great start of 2014 that I thought I should be having… If you have been reading some of my stuff – you know that I was out of work for @ 3 months when I had both of my knees replaced. Well coming back to work has been a challenge and I will have to say that I am struggling with the direction that it took while I was gone. But enough of that – my challenge at the present time is that I am having this conversation with God – somewhat like the one Moses had at the burning bush.
Exodus 3: 10 > 14
10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
12 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[b] will worship God on this mountain.”
13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.[c] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
The difference is that God is not calling me to save the Israelites – but to only make peace at my work place and let him do the work through me. It has been a long couple of years with a co-worker of mine and it has finally come to a head and I have been called to a meeting in Denver on Tuesday to converse how we go forward. At the present time I am coming up with all the reasons to keep me from going to the meeting. So this is where I am having that Moses Conversation with God. He is telling me to go and he will be with me – he will give me the wisdom and words to go forward with his blessings.
How many times do we have this conversation with God when he is calling us to do his work – even if it is a minor dispute at work? God is working in all aspects of our lives and we are constantly having this Moses conversation with Him – and the bad part of it is that we normally do what we want to do. “Our way is normally the easier way to go forward” but as God responds to Moses in verse 14 – “I am who I am” – and as I go to this meeting – I must remember: ‘I am has sent me to you.’
So I have to tell you – I will be going to that meeting in Denver on Tuesday – no matter how uncomfortable it is going to be. But I will going there with a different perspective – God will be with me doing His work through me. I want them to see Jesus in me and that this difficult time will be no more as we go forward with his blessings… You guys may have to do allot of praying for me – this will be difficult as I believe it was for Moses – but I must do it… PRAY….
So again as I give a challenge for the week – Do as Moses does when you go forward in the tough times and remember who it is that has you back: