To be called the greatest prophet that Israel had ever known—what a great honor to receive at the end of a great life.
After killing an Egyptian, Moses had fled to Midian where he married his wife Zipporah and tended his father-in-law’s flock. He was there for approximately 40 years when God gave him a great mission that would change the rest of his life: to bring the Children of Israel out of slavery in Egypt and lead them into the Promised Land. He was hesitant, even afraid, to take on such an extraordinary task. But God assured him that He would be with him and that he would succeed.
At the end of his life, this once hesitant Moses would become known as the greatest of all leaders and the greatest of all prophets. He left a legacy that has impacted generations up until this day.
Sometimes you may find yourself faced with challenges that change your life… challenges that you can’t ignore. Your life may take a turn onto a path that you never thought you’d have to walk, and you may end up with responsibilities that you don’t even know how to handle. Like Moses, you might be hesitant, you might ask God to send someone else. But what would have happened if Moses had hid from this great task? When God called him, he was free, not suffering from the slavery in Egypt. But this wasn’t the case for his brethren, and he had to do something about it.
Moses knew that God was the One Who had equipped him with all of the tools needed for the great responsibility that was put before him. He used his talents, gifts, and experiences to complete his God-given task. He never gave up, even when things got hard. Likewise, you can put your complete trust in God knowing that whatever lies ahead of you, He has given you all you need to complete the mission He has given to you personally. You can look at every challenge as a gift—a gift to understand and help others who are going through the same thing, a gift to do something great in this world, a gift to make an impact, to make a difference. Don’t give up. Keep moving forward.