We are the main characters in our story, but quite often we are waiting on a hero to solve all our problems
You are the hero in your story! But you can’t just sit there and do nothing. We get out what we put in, so perhaps the question is what does God want from you?
all of the stories around Bible Heroes point to the basic truth, that God uses flawed people, and with God working in us, we too can overcome our weaknesses and be heroes in our lives and the lives of others along the way.
A Hero is a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities, or a person who is greatly admired.
Moses was born into adverse circumstances, in that his people we in slavery and there was order for all boys to be killed.
This prompted his mother to give him back to God, by placing him in a basket and placing him where he could be found.
As a result he ended up in the ‘best’ circumstances, found by a woman who received him as a gift, and ending up with a royal education.
However Moses call came through an unfortunate turn of events.
He killed a Egyptian taskmaster who he saw attacking a slave, which ended up with Moses going into exile.
When God called Moses, his first response was one of fear and reflection on his qualities to be a leader.
However God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called.
He told Moses, that if his credibility was questioned, to let Pharaoh and the Hebrews know that ‘I AM’ had sent him.
God can turn our mess into something beautiful.
It actually took the Israelites 40 years to make a 2 week journey, and during that journey, even though they had been called to freedom, they yearned for the nostalgia of slavery.
Nostalgia is a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time.
In understanding the reason why you should accept the call on your life, you should also understand that your Egypt has changed!
It was always a tough place to live, don’t romanticise it. Worse than that, what made it the Egypt we long for, is GONE!
Rebranding doesn’t change the place you’re in. Neither does changing location, if your mind remains in Egypt, you are still in captivity.
Think of it as having to move house to another country or going on holiday, would you keep working on British time? NO
You’d make the changes needed for a new time zone.
So, what changes do you need to make and what resources do you need to equip you for where you are going?
Your new environment has new requirements of you.
Eric Hofer said ‘In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists’.
Don’t stand still! That’s as bad as going backwards!