I was given the honor of being a part of Sharon Jaynes’, “Take Hold of the Faith You Long For” book launch. As a member of this team, I was given an advance copy of the book before it landed on bookshelves so that I could be a part of spreading the message God has given Sharon to share with all who will hear.
My personal revelation:
It wasn’t long after I picked up the book that I’d gained a revelation that I’ve been waiting for. In fact, it happened sooner than I imagined – only three pages into chapter 2 titled, “Who Do You Think You Are?”
It was this scripture that captured my attention:
“Moses grew up as royalty and was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action” (Acts 7:22).
I stopped reading and jotted down this note:
“This boggles me.” “ Why does Moses later need his brother, Aaron to speak on his behalf when he goes to tell Pharaoh that God said, “Let my people go”” (Exodus 4:10-17).
I always wondered if the translators of the Bible misinterpreted something. Why does one part of the Bible say that Moses was powerful in speech and action and another part of the Bible mentions that Moses is fearful in action and stutters in speech? What an oxymoron! How could the Bible be speaking of the same man?
Well, as Sharon Jaynes put it, it’s what happens in between the time he was excellent in speech and action and the now, where he is lost for words and living a stagnant life.
What happened to Moses?
Life happened to Moses. He was so caught up in the past that he forgets his highest attributes. He allows the circumstances of life to pull him away from his intended purpose and call from God. As he remains hidden away, a whopping 40 years, from the time he killed an Egyptian man until the moment he experienced God at the Burning Bush, something happened to change this man.
During this in between space in the Bible, Moses allows life circumstances, past failures and regret, and insecurities to chip away at his very being. We later see this broken man ask God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11).
Moses feels inadequate for the job.
How often have we allowed “life” to chip away at our very being and cause us to question the very essence of who we truly are? Moses was a born leader but somehow he could no longer see or believe this to be true.
In this moment, who do you think you are? Does your inner and outer vision of self reflect what God has called you to be? Rediscover your purpose and passions, shed dead weight, anxieties, and fear by taking hold of the faith that you’ve longed for.
“Let go, move forward, and live bold.” – Sharon Jaynes
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