A Man In The Making, Part 1of3, Evans Olang

Exodus 3:1-12, “And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed”

Always people want to be in comfortable places, comfortable home, job, ministry etc. When you talk about comfort, you will be referring to being set, nothing else to worry about, relaxed nothing further to pursue. I love comfort just like anybody else but I believe God brings us to certain levels that our comfort is disrupted not by what He tells us but by what He reveals to us to see.

It can be comforting to be in a place where you don’t have to deal with the past and that is the case with Moses. He was a special child to some capacity. In the times Moses’  being born, the male born children to the Israelites were in danger as many of them were killed, Moses being targeted too. He was hid to prevent him from being killed and was discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter who had him raised for her as her son. From almost being killed, to being raised by Pharaoh’s daughter as a prince. As a prince, he had everything he could have wanted. Later he discovers he was a child of the slave, he then chooses to suffer with his people. Later he kills someone while he was in the kingdom he served as a prince to defend his people then ran for his life. Coming to the Medianites, he had a chance to get his life back together, no more enemies after him and the life is now too good to be true. Exodus 2:21,  reads “Then Moses was content to live with the man (Jethro), and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses, and she bore him a son”. Moses was like the CEO of Jethro’s flock, he had a good wife, a healthy son, and everything was normal and he was content. When you have a well paying job, good family, living in good neighborhood, good car, money in the bank account, healthy, what else do you live for? Just like Moses, it’s easy to be content with this kind of life and forget where you came from.

Be very careful about what you pray for. Praying to God to use you may mean a life to be disrupted but the question is, are you ready for change? Exodus 3:1, “Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God” I can’t say Moses had been to this other part of the dessert before but I believe God was setting him up for something extra ordinary. See the desert was an ordinary place, a place where you never saw the unusual. And out of the ordinary, , “And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consume“, Exodus 3:2. Sounds like the Lord was waiting for him, because out of the ordinary, Moses sees a burning bush and I can imagine him saying, “perhaps  it’s one of those  wild fire”, but what fascinated him was the fact that the bush was not being consumed. Anytime God begins to reveal Himself to us, we see things in the ordinary because He appears to us like that, the more you keep looking, you begin to see that there is an extraordinary aspect of Him. All of a sudden Moses takes a closer look and he sees that bush is burning yes, but there is something about this bush, it’s not being consumed. He would have seen the bush and continued doing his stuff, and I know times we see something the Lord is doing and we conclude that it’s ordinary but look deeper, set your eyes upon Him, focus on Him, see far beyond the ordinary and natural and see the extra ordinary. “See what you believe, don’t believe what you see!!!” Moses comfort was about to be interrupted. To continue. Blessings, Ev

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