Updated: Oct 16
In this blog we show how reading about the experiences from who most considered the most important prophet in the Bible, Moses, went through can teach us some important life lessons.
It opens our eyes to how much in control God has over everything. How we miss opportunities because of fear and doubt. How to trust the process and to continue what has already been started even through adversity. And much more!
From Series - Life Lessons Learned from the Bible / Exodus chap 4-6
Your life lessons play a pivotal role in your life journey to fulfilling purpose. Life lessons can change the trajectory of your life for the better and give you a new outlook on life.
There are many lessons in life you can learn by reading the Bible. The Bible will teach you lessons that will get you through life effectively.
If you focus on learning from your life’s lessons, they can be the driving force to your success.
Exodus Chapter 4 -6 is a story of faith, what God can do, and who God is.
The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?... The Lord said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go - Exodus 4:11, 21.
Exodus Chapter 4:11, 21 show us who God is. It opens our eyes to how much in control God has over everything. He causes things to go His way. Everything we can do and not do is decided by God. Ultimately, He is in control of everything.
Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say - Exodus 4:12.
Then Exodus 4:12 let us know that God is our guide, our help, and the one that assists us on what He asked of us to do. This is not Moses doing his own bidding, it was a command from God to save His people. This shows us when God commands us to do something He will help us do it. We have all that we need for what He asks of us because we have Him. All that is needed is for you to just do it. "Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” What assurance we have with God!
Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him - Exodus 4:14-16.
How many times do we miss opportunities because of fear and doubt? What promotion did you forfeit because of your fears, insecurities, uneasiness, and distrust in God or yourself? God ask Moses to do something and because of insecurity God had to use his brother Aaron instead.
Our insecurities can hinder us from being useable by God to do great exploits during our time on earth. We can achieve so much and become so much if we do not allow insecurity to get in the way.
That same day Pharaoh gave this order to the slave drivers and overseers in charge of the people: You are no longer to supply the people with straw for making bricks; let them go and gather their own straw. But require them to make the same number of bricks as before; don’t reduce the quota. They are lazy; that is why they are crying out, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’ Make the work harder for the people so that they keep working and pay no attention to lies - Exodus 5:6-9.
This Scripture is an example of what it means to trust the process and to continue what has already been started even through adversity.
What do you do when God ask of you to do something, and you are met with a bad outcome? Do you quit? Do you get discouraged? Or do you keep going? Choosing the last choice which is 'keep going' is the best choice because anything you do for God is foolproof. It is incapable of failing. And anything God says will happen (Isaiah 55:11).
Moses and Aaron were in a tough situation.
Before God called Moses, he was minding his business and living his life when God asked him to do something. Moses did not want to do what God ask at first but eventually he reluctantly complied. After complying he received a backlash. And things got worse for the people he was asked to save.
What would you have done if you were Moses? What would you do if you had doubts about listening to God and then when you gave in, despite the doubt, things got worse?
It is so important that you do not allow yourself to be swayed, frustrated, or disappointed when opposition comes against you. This is a recipe for you failing in life and not becoming great.
Your bad experiences won't change God's outcome. No matter what, God is still Lord, and what you are purposed to do will happen (Exodus 6:2).
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country. God also said to Moses, “I am the Lord" - Exodus 6:1-2.
God's personality is someone who's loyal, committed, and devoted. He is loyal to His Word and does what He says He will do.
Then, He is all powerful. The one who has authority over everything and can make anything happen.
When you put these two personalities together: faithfulness and powerful, it's impossible for what God says not to happen.
Either of His personalities, whether you choose Him to be loyal or acknowledging His ability to enforce His authority, is enough to make what He says happen without any other requirement.
But when you combine the two, it makes what He says go beyond possible.
The only choice we have when God speaks is, it's done.
You can't have faith and fear. One must stay and the other must go (Hebrews 11:23, Exodus 2:2).
The only choice we have when God speaks is, acknowledging it's done.
God remembers His promises (Exodus 6:5). God told Moses because of the promise He made, before Moses was born, with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob here is what He is going to do. Then God proceeded to tell Moses what He will do which is free and save His people.
God's promises stand the test of time and travels through generations. His promises cannot go anywhere but to the place called fulfillment. Time does not matter, what He says must happen. It will get done.
In verse 8 of Exodus Chapter 6 God swore with uplifted hands (indicating He made an honest promise to do something) to bless Abraham and all his descendants. He told Abraham they would be a great nation which happened in Exodus chapter 1:9,12,20.
Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor - Exodus 6:9.
It is imperative to not allow circumstances, situations, or people cause you to become discouraged. Discouragement is blinding and steals your joy (John 10:10). It is the very thing used to cause you to discredit God's character and doubt what He said.
But Moses said to the Lord, “If the Israelites will not listen to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lips - Exodus 6:12.
Also, it is important to not allow the reaction of others or your imperfections to cause you to get discouraged—which can turn into doubt and you giving up.
We must learn to keep our eyes off ourselves and focus on the fact that we can do all things with the strength and ability given to us by God (Philippians 4:13). It is not our own weak strength, or our own inability and lack of understanding. It is not by our own wisdom either, because we are limited beings.
It is all on, from, and by God are we able to do the things He ask us to do (Zechariah 4:6, Isaiah 41:10, Deuteronomy 31:6, Isaiah 40:31). Everything we need is given to us by Him. We just have to trust Him—not ourselves (1 Chronicles 16:11).
Exodus Chapter 4 -6 teaches us that everything we can do is decided by God and that God is in control (Romans 8:28, Proverbs 19:21). He is our help, support, and promises to never leave us or abandon us on our journey (Deuteronomy 31:6).
These chapters reveal to us how our own fears and doubts can hinder us from being successful and keep us from accomplishing great things.
It is time we start getting out of our own way and allow God to be the driving force to our success.
The Scriptures cautions us that although things may look bad, it does not mean what God said won't happen. It is quite the opposite. The process is part of God's Divine plan and once we gain understanding of how God does things, we will ride the storms of life with ease.
There are wrong relationships and there are right relationships and having a relationship with God is right. With God you don't have to doubt or questions the validity of His Word. God both honors His Word and values it above His own name (Psalm 138:2).
"He is our Great King and whatever He says becomes law and will happen. God is devoted to you and devoted to seeing you accomplish what He started in you" An excerpt from book My Love Is Unconditional
God is faithful because it is His nature to be faithful (Psalm 33:4). Most of us feel like our trust has been compromised at some point in our lives and these experiences can be very painful and make it hard to trust again.
The word trust means to have complete confidence in someone. It is where your belief in that person is strong and unshakeable. It is having a firm belief in their strength and ability. It is having assurance in the person's creditability, character, and word. This is who God is, someone you can trust. His nature is like a devoted father who is personal, caring, and loving. And although putting trust in a person can lead to hurt and disappointments it is not so with God.
The Bible teaches us many lessons to help us get through anything in life. No matter what is thrown your way, you should have God's Word as your foundation to succeed no matter what you experience in life.
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