“After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. . . . Then the Lord said to him,” . . . I have indeed seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their groaning and have come down to set them free. Now come, I will send you back to Egypt.”
Acts 7:30, 33–34
The forty years that Moses spent in the Midian desert was a long time to wait in preparation for his great mission. Yet when God ‘delays,’ He is not inactive.
God delays when He is preparing His instruments and maturing our strength. Then at the appointed time we will rise up and be equal to our task.
Even Jesus of Nazareth had thirty years of training, growing in wisdom before He began His work.
Like Christ we need to focus on learning all the lessons in the school of sorrow. And not focus on the time of our deliverance.
Our deliverance will definitely come. It is then that we will see that we could never have served in our place of higher service without having been taught the very things we learned during our ordeal.
God is in the process of educating us for future service and greater blessings. If we gain the qualities that make us ready for our throne, nothing will keep us from it once the time is right.
Today let us pray that we will not steal tomorrow from God’s hands. That we will give Him time to reveal His will for our life. I pray that we will rest and not fret in vain. Rather may we learn to wait on God’s timing and never run impulsively ahead of Him…amen!