Hebrews 11:24 says, “It was by faith that Moses grew up and refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.”
God gave us free will, He did not want us to follow Him by force. The world we live in today is very far from the way God created it to be, it is full of corruption, sin, and ideals that go against everything that the word of God says. We must study and use the Bible as our guide if we genuinely want to follow His ways and live the life, He planned for us. Moses was born a Jew but raised as an Egyptian in the lap of luxury. However, when he grew up, he chose to follow Christ and gave up his lavish lifestyle; He REFUSED a life that was not in line with God.
HOW WILL YOU CHOOSE TO BE STEERED?
It is impossible to say yes to the world and yes to God at the same time. You must refuse to follow what the world says to live as God says that we should. Just like a boat that has a rudder to steer its direction, as Christians, our rudder is the word of God. Knowing what it says and applying those practices and principles into your daily life will steer you in the right direction and lead you into the life and purpose that God has for you.
MOSES MADE A CHOICE
Hebrews 11:25 says, “He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin.”
This had to be a difficult decision, think about it… Moses had everything materially, money, power, prestige, the finest of everything, but he knew those “things” were not truly fulfilling. He had integrity, character, and God used him as an example of what faith looked like. He knew that God’s purpose was far more valuable than possessions and that people were more valuable than pleasures.
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT WE CHOOSE IN LIFE
Joshua 24:15 says “But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today who you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”
You are responsible for the choices you make in life, you cannot blame others for what you choose, even if they influence you, and you cannot blame your choices on your circumstances. Your circumstances are often the result of the choices you have made. The ultimate choice is always in your hands. Choose to grow spiritually on a personal level and begin to develop a close intimate relationship with God for yourselves. Too many people try to piggy- back on the faith and spiritual commitment of other people in their life.
God invites us to be in an intimate relationship with him, in fact, that is His strongest desire, He doesn’t have favorites. YOU are significant to Him, and He wants to be part of every decision, every moment, every trial, and victory. He invites you just as you are and He knows exactly who that is, there’s nothing about your past, present or future that He doesn’t already know. His salvation is offered to everyone. Allow God to guide you into His plan for your life by choosing salvation and growing a deep relationship with Him through prayer and following his Word.
GO ALL IN
Hebrews 11:27 says, “It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt not fearing the king’s anger, he kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who was invisible.”
Moses walked away and went all in; he kept his focus on God. Although the ways of the world can be tempting with temporary satisfaction and instant gratification, lasting joy, peace, and happiness is only found through living a life alongside of Christ, and Moses knew that. Be willing to commit to a life that goes against the grain. You may be ridiculed, mocked, and rejected just as Jesus was because others will not understand. Many Christians compromise, they are straddled on the fence, one leg in and one leg out. God cannot build on your life when you are living a lie.
GOD DESIGNED YOU FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE!
Following what others do to be accepted is not God’s plan. God created you to be an original, not a duplicate, you were uniquely designed for a specific purpose.
Meditate on that for a minute…
If you study the life of Moses, you will learn that God used him in so many ways, he had a great plan and calling for his life. Moses was essentially “thrown away” at birth, but God had a PURPOSE for his life, and He has one for yours as well. You are important to Him! Isn’t that exciting? Don’t you want to know what He has planned for you? God’s purpose will always be better than anything the world can offer you.
This post was inspired from the message by Lead Pastor Gary Baldus – “The Journey To Leadership“