It always cracks me up when I read in the Bible where God is calling on someone and they reply “Here I am, Lord.” As if the Lord did not know! hehe
Well, Moses is another good example of someone who was very committed to the Lord. Very few people today, if any, could ever qualify for such a challenge because the professing Christians today are too afraid to listen to or do what God asked them to do. They remain silent and confined. They place limits on God so they will not be alienated, laughed at, or lose friends, family or jobs. They make themselves useless to the Lord. In order for God to give people great challenges, people have to want to live a holy life and be more committed to the Lord than to their families, friends and jobs. -Admin-
When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Exodus 3:4 (NKJV)
God called Moses to a task that required a tremendous commitment. Once he accepted the challenge, there was no turning back. He could not lead the nation of Israel out of Egypt and then decide he had made a wrong decision.
True commitment changes a person’s life forever. It changed Moses. Once he committed himself to God’s call, everything else became insignificant.
However, it was not always that way. It took forty years of molding and reshaping Moses’ character before he was ready for the mission God had for him. Then one day a flash of light on the side of Mount Horeb caught his eye. A bush was ablaze; yet the fire did not consume it. When Moses stepped toward the burning bush, he took a step toward a lifelong commitment. Before that moment, his eyes were on his flocks, his family, his hurts, and his desires.
Has God placed a burning bush in your life, but you are afraid of the commitment? Moses could have avoided the call, but he never would have known the wonder of the holiness of God. Nothing is worth missing God’s wonderful plan for you life.