While studying the scriptures this morning I was smacked with the most simple yet profound revelation from the following portion of scripture. Here we see Moses before the bush. We see him before he entered the wilderness, before he crossed the Red Sea, before he led his people to freedom and before he delivered them from the hands of the evil Pharaoh. Here we see the heart of Moses as he shows his love and compassion for his people. Before he knew “his call.”
One day, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their burdens, and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people. He looked this way and that, and seeing no one, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. When he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together. And he said to the man in the wrong, “Why do you strike your companion?” He answered, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid, and thought, “Surely the thing is known.” When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and stayed in the land of Midian. And he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. The shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and saved them, and watered their flock. When they came home to their father Reuel, he said, “How is it that you have come home so soon today?” They said, “An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds and even drew water for us and watered the flock.”Exodus 2:11-19 ESV
Even before we see Moses as “the deliverer” of his people, we see him living out that call in his daily life.
Sometimes we are waiting to “find our call” or have it revealed in some profound way…but what are we doing in our everyday life that may be showing us just what that call is. Moses had taken care of his people all along. It’s like he “just couldn’t help himself” when it came to helping his people. It was already in his heart.
So, I ask you, if you are struggling to “figure out your call” to seek The Lord today. Ask Him and yourself “what is already in your heart?” What is it that you find yourself doing that you “just can’t help yourself” to do for others around you? I am willing to bet somewhere in that answer lies at least a portion of your “call.”
I pray abundant blessings upon you this New Year’s Day!
-Virgina J Pierce