Daily Devotion

Prepared to Lead (4)

March 4, 2014

Moses had a “divine discontentment.” He should have been content living in the palace; he was living a life of luxury. He was the child of Pharaoh’s daughter. He had anything and everything he wanted. But something inside of him started to get restless. Something in him began to become unsatisfied. Then one day he saw a Hebrew being beaten by an Egyptian. Divine discontentment got stirred up in him. Something in him said, “Somebody should do something about that.” When God gets your attention, pay attention! None of his buddies noticed, but he did.

The Bible says, “He looked this way and then that; when he realized there was no one in sight, he killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand” (Exodus 2:12). Notice he looked left and right but he didn’t look up. Anytime you look around but you don’t look up, you’re about to make a bad mistake. God looks for someone who will try something. But Moses tried by himself the first time and failed. He slew the Egyptian but no one was set free as a result of his actions. However, God used Moses’ failure to make him more dependent on Him. God likes to use “risky people.”

Moses finally got his breakthrough. The D.N.A. of leadership was there. He became the leader God had called him to be and he lead God’s people out of 400 years of slavery. Because he listened to God he was able to step into the role God created him for.