This is how we should be when it comes to where God wants to take us. We should be like Moses and want to go only where the glory of His presence rests.
Exodus 33:14-15New King James Version (NKJV)
14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
15 Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.
Why do we fight so hard to be somewhere that God has never intended us to be? We know where we want to go and work towards it in frustration, while door after door closes in our face. We then cry out to God to seek deliverance to only get the revelation that we were headed in a direction that was different from His will. His presence would not be with our decision or His grace to move in that direction.
God lets us choose, but there is always a plan that fits our purpose/call/assignment best. There is a people and a region that He is calling us to impact. There are divine connections and resources to meet us in the location where He is calling us. When we stay in God’s presence there is always rest, a peace that comes with His grace for our assignment.
Our children cling to us with faith knowing that we want the best for them and will keep them safe. They trust our decisions and adapt to whatever environment that we provide for them. They know that if they are with us, all their needs will be met and they will receive our love.
It’s not only important to know what we are called to, but where we are called to. We have to receive the instructions that come with the big picture. We have to be patient and wait on God’s lead. We can’t be like the people of Israel waiting on Moses to come down with God’s commands. Instead of praying and trusting the God that just delivered them out of Egypt, they began to make idols of gold.
The Gold Calf
32 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”
Sometimes while we wait for God’s instructions, the people around us will lose faith. It is important to not get discouraged, but to press in to see God’s glory. Moses came out of the glory with full instructions for His tribe. God will also give us full instructions if we press into the glory of His presence.
Let our faith be that of little children trusting that their Daddy will take care of everything!
Father we thank You for the glory of Your presence. Forgive us for going where we want instead of waiting on Your instructions. Help us to know where the glory for our assignment is so we can make decisions according to Your will. Give us full instructions and peace to keep our faith in patience as we wait on You. Let us be like our children that trust us and cling to our leading. We want to seek Your face and know You and all of Your goodness. Show us where we will impact Your people. We don’t want to make our jobs, schools, taxes, etc. idols that come before You. We want to be in perfect alignment with Your will. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!