Facing What You Are Running Away From, Evans Olang

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Exodus 2:21, “Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses”

To run away from something may bring temporary relief. It may be for days, weeks, months and even years. You may even want to completely put it in the past only to discover that occasionally, it comes back to your memory and if you do not deal with it, it will haunt you for a long time. It is one of those things you just want to stay away from, a thing that you have relocated from because it is just too hard to handle. Every time you think of it, fear grips your heart and you know that it could be the point from which God will raise you in a mighty way.

Moses found himself in a situation where he had to run away and not deal with his current circumstance. If you remember, he had killed an Egyptian. Upon being discovered, he ran for his life. Living in the land of Median brought him relief. He was not a prince anymore but at least safe, married, living well, cared for, and he was also a shepherd. All looked good and peaceful at the same time wondering about the meaning of life and why life is so hard.

In the midst of his new found life, the Lord calls him, Exodus 3:10, “Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” What would happen if you were told that your progress depended on confronting what you ran away from? What you ran away from scared you to death and now God is telling you to go back and face it? The bible says, Moses was “content”, sounds nice however God wanted to raise Him up to be more than a shepherd and the first thing was to bring him back to face his fears and anxiety. God had the Israelites in mind when He called Moses, I also believe this was going to be his training ground, a classroom, a place of learning. This time he was not going to take the class alone. He had been given a rod of a shepherd to perform miracles and He had God’s presence to go with him, Exodus 3:12, “So He said, “I will certainly be with you”. It was time to show Moses that God was bigger than what he ran away from. It was going to be much tougher yet out of it, Moses would be raised to be a leader and God would be glorified. Jacob had to come back to face Esau his brother whom he ran away from, this time God was with him. Jonah had to accomplish what he was running away from in humility.

With God I can heal, learn and face all that I have been running from. When I see and know that my time has come to feel the sun again because God lights my morning. When what was believed to be an ash is actually a flame as it is revealed by the breath of God blowing air to fan the flame. He will get the glory and you will be raised. You do not have to face it alone; He will be there with you through it all. What have you been running away from? “As long as His presence is going with me, I will face all that I have been trying to run away from”. Blessings Evans

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