Moses In Midian (Exodus 2:11-25)
In the Bible it tells us that Moses fled Egypt and went to the land of Midian. Moses fled Egypt out of fear that pharaoh had found out that he had killed an Egyptian. Moses traveled to the land of Midian thinking he was running from Egypt and Pharaoh, but there is One he didn’t anticipate Who knew exactly where to find Moses. It’s not by accident that Moses ended up in Midian nor that he was called back to Egypt by God. In order for Moses to embrace what God had called him to do God had to remove Moses from Egypt and help him grow to the place where he would be strong enough to go back and overcome it. Egypt represented bondage. God had to break Egypt off of Moses so that Moses could be strong enough to face Egypt. God had to heal Moses of his past to lead him into the future He had planned for Moses.
The same goes for us, sometimes we are in the midst of a situation or are holding onto a situation from our past and we are so engulfed in it that there is a growth period that God brings us to, so that He can break the situation off of us and so we can face it stronger. I found this to be true in my own life. There were things from my past that tried to latch onto me. They followed me around everywhere and although I tried to ignore it, it was always there. God had to bring me to a place where He could break “my Egypt” off of me so that I could embrace His calling for my life. So now when I face any similar situations I am stronger in God and I can overcome it. Growth is not always easy; it doesn’t come without some pain. But in the end it’s always worth it. God had great things for Moses and although Moses didn’t fully understand it at the time everything he experienced was used to set an entire nation of people free. The same goes for you, God hasn’t overlooked you. God sees you and has a purpose for you and He can and will take everything you’ve experienced and use it to bring glory to His name. You have to give it to Him; God will take “your Egypt” break it off of you, and give you the strength to overcome it.