Wandering in the wilderness of life is not always Aimless!
Like Israel in the book of Exodus we can wander in the wilderness for 40 years grumbling and complaining about the journey. Moses led Israel to the promised land but did not enter himself only to see it from Mount Nebo, even though he was God’s leader and had a vision and dream.
Our dreams and visions are not always what the Lord desires in our lives even when we are determined to see it come to pass. God how come I didn’t get that job? That house was perfect for us but we lost the bid? Why didn’t my child make the starting position even after years of practice or get into the school of their choice? Why have I faced this illness for so long? Maybe as a pastor or missionary your vision for ministry has changed or its not going in the direction that you would like to see it moving forward.
There are times we must be patient and trust the process and let it go and trust God, because He does know what he is doing! Joshua and Caleb were mentored by Moses and they trusted God to lead them to the promised land of Canaan and it happened. (See Numbers Ch. 13 & Joshua Ch. 6).
Remember you may be part of the journey and plan, but it doesnt always happen the way we expect it. However, you can be assured of this; “God doesn’t call the qualified, but He qualifies the called”. Moses saw the promised land from Mount Nebo but did not enter it. God used him to prepare the way for Joshua and Caleb! He paved the way as a mentor and the promise came to pass God’s way, not our way.
Even when you feel frustrated and your back is against the wall, God will test your faith to see what you are made of just like he did to Joshua and Caleb. God’s purpose was building character and faith in them, just as He desires to do for you and I.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters”.
Romans 8:28-29 NLT
Enjoy your day friends and have a great weekend in this blizzard of 2022!