Acts 7:25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.
It would be Ideal for everyone to understand God’s purpose in your life, particularly those closest to you, but that is not going to happen. Not everyone will understand where God is taking you. What is most important is that you know. Moses knew where God was taking him and started to move in that direction. But, those whom he was sent to serve could not accept him at the time. As recounted in Acts 7:24-25, when Moses killed the Egyptian in an attempt to defend his Israelite brother because the Egyptian did him wrong, he did it thinking that the Israelites would understand that he would be used by God to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt. His presumption was wrong; that was evident by the fact that the next day after the incident when Moses saw two Israelites fighting and tried to calm the situation, their response to him was “who make thee ruler and judge over us”. Moses was acting as ruler and judge because that was where God was taking him, but because no man gave him the title or position, he was not accepted by his brethren.
There is no need for you to wait for any man to give you any position or title for you to fulfill the purpose that God has for your life. Moses never waited for that, he knew what God had placed in him and started to walk it out. Although Moses never had a formal position and title, he had something greater – a God given passion, and that was all that he needed. Your passion cannot be hidden: the Israelites could not stop themselves from seeing Moses’ passion. They recognized it, that is why they said “who made thee ruler and judge over us”. The mistake they made was that rather than helping to fuel his passion, they were inclined to put it out.
What happened to Moses may happen to you, but never let anyone extinguish your passion. Go where your passion can be fuelled and energized. It was in the wilderness that God refueled and re-energized Moses’ passion and then let him loose on Pharaoh and the Egyptians.
Life Application: If you wait on others to fuel your passion, it may not happen. Take the step to continually nurture and develop your passion by writing out your purpose and reading it to yourself daily.
Prayer: Lord, help me to stand resolute in what you have called me to do even if others are trying to diminish what you have called me to. In Jesus’ name, amen.