The Runaway

Moses answered, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor listen to my voice; for they will say, 'Yahweh has not appeared to you.' Yahweh said to him, 'What is that in your hand?' He said, 'A rod.' He said, 'Throw it on the ground.' He threw it on the ground, and it became a snake; and Moses ran away from it. Exodus 4:1 WEB

Moses had a staff that he carried around with him. It was nothing special at the beginning, but after a meeting with God, the staff transformed into an object of power. At the same time that it grew in power, it also grew into something scary, and Moses ran away from it.

After Moses ran away, the Lord calmed him down, called him back, and taught him how to handle it properly. Moses then took the staff and set out to free his people from slavery. This time he knew how to handle it and he was no longer scared of it.

Sometimes the Lord will take something that you already have and turn it into something powerful, but at the same time it can get scary. The risks, the responsibilities, and the pressure can make you want to run away from it, but only staying with it will cause the victory will come. The Lord rarely takes you around an obstacle. He will take you straight through the middle of it.

If there is something in your life today that you want to run away from, be sure to pray about it first. God was able to tell Moses what to do, and He will tell you as well. If He does not answer, then it must not be important, but sincerely give Him the chance to. Don't run away from what could be your calling without first asking His advice about it. Do not let fear rob you of what could be.

Prayer: Heavenly Father I look to You today and ask for clear guidance in my life. I want Your will to be done and to have a closer relationship with You. Calm my fears as You did with Moses and teach me what I need to know, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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