Since the Bible study is now available for purchase, I decided to post an excerpt from it. Just a little sneak peak! Enjoy!
Have you ever argued with God?
When I think about the times I have argued with God, I realize that I am arguing because things aren’t going how I have them planned. I can’t see God’s perfect plan, I forget that the cliché saying of “Everything happens for a reason” is so true; I forget that I am:
Sometimes we don’t understand and cannot see God’s plan. One of the greatest visuals I have been taught about this concept was in my high school youth group. We were given paper towel rolls, and asked to look through them while we completed a task. As you can imagine, it was more difficult to do the task at hand than it would’ve been had we not been looking through the tube. The point of this exercise was to show us that sometimes we can only see a small part of the larger picture. God has a grander plan, bigger than anything we can see. We must take what we can see and use it to God’s glory.
Using this concept to think back on everything Moses has been through, we see that not everything was easy, or positive. But mainly, that he couldn’t see the purpose of it all.
Each and every decision and event in our lives points to God’s grander story.
When I read about how God specifically chose Moses, it makes me feel better about my past decisions. Moses wasn’t supposed to live; he was basically sentenced to death before he was even born. He killed a man and fled to escape prosecution, and he argued with God about His decision.
And guess what.
God STILL used him to free the Israelites!
And that is why I feel better about my past decisions. I know that God can use anyone and everyone, and turn their lives completely around. God knew that Moses was the man to lead His people out of slavery. And God’s plan started from before Moses was born. If that doesn’t show you how much God cares about us, how much He does to make our lives better, or what God is willing to do to show His great power, then nothing can.
As we close this chapter on Moses, I want to share a scripture that I believe summarizes Moses’ story, as well as ours, quite well.
“The Lord Almighty has sworn, ‘Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.”
God has a plan! Isn’t that amazing?! He has a plan, and it is far better than mine, yours, or even the best planners. And no matter what, it will come to be. He has everything planned out, every trial, every hardship, every painful moment. EVERYTHING is in His hand!
Jesus lover, wife, momma, teacher, and hopeful writer.