Apostle Grace Lubega
Acts 7:24-28 (BSB); And when he saw one of them being mistreated, Moses went to his defense and avenged him by striking down the Egyptian who was oppressing him. He assumed his brothers would understand that God was using him to deliver them, but they did not. The next day he came upon two Israelites who were fighting, and he tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers. Why are you mistreating each other?’ But the man who was abusing his neighbor pushed Moses aside and said, ‘Who made you ruler and judge over us? Do you want to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?
God is in the business of preparing us for our assignments. He will not send you until you are ready. If Christ needed this preparation before He started His ministry, how much more you?
Sadly, there are people who frustrate this phase of their preparation. The greatest way we cause this frustration is when we assume that preparation must be done in our own strength and power.
Preparation for divine assignment is primarily the prerogative of God. This is why in defining distinction in Matthew 19:12, the Lord first speaks of eunuchs born as eunuchs from their mother’s wombs (the work of God), then eunuchs made such by men (the work of other people) and those that make themselves eunuchs (your work).
What you do must always be subject to what God has done.
When Moses killed an Egyptian, he was subjecting God’s ability to his ability.
As a result, the stay of the Israelites in Egypt was extended for forty more years while Moses was sent to the back of the wilderness to continue his lessons on who the master of his preparation was.
The poem, Invictus, written by Ernest Henley calls man the captain of his own soul and the master of his fate. That is not the case with men that have a covenant with God. The Lord is at the driving wheel of our destinies and nothing should ever provoke us into forgetting that.
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 3:5, Jeremiah 39:18
GOLDEN NUGGET: Preparation for divine assignment is primarily the prerogative of God. The Lord is at the driving wheel of our destinies.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for Your love. It upholds me in every circumstance. I refuse to rely on my own human strength to fulfill Your purposes but will fully hope in You as my saving strength. In Jesus’ name, Amen.