2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” ~ Exo. 3:2-3
Have you ever wonder whether you are living a life God called you to live?
We all go through this challenge – an identity crisis if we have to label it. Looking with the life of Moses, he might be asking God about the uncertainty of his life. Being a fugitive must be a humbling or rather embarrasing experience, far from his former life as a next heir to the Pharaoh’s seat. But God is not finished with him yet.
Studying deeper, we witnessed the same scenario with valiant men of God: Gideon, Jacob, Saul (Paul) to name a few.
- Gideon: once considered a coward, after an angel encounter, led his clan into redemption from the hands of the medianites (freedom!).
- Jacob: once considered as a deceiver, after wrestling with an angel of the Lord, became Israel.
- Saul: once considered as the punisher by advocating execution of christians, after the ‘road to Damascus’ experience, became Paul – a most notable christian apostle ever lived.
Reflecting on the lives of these mighty men of God, we note that there’s a turning point in their respective life when God intervened to align them to His purpose in their lives – usually far from what everyone (or even themselves) considered based on their track records. Scholars coined this as a ‘significant one.’ They’re the significant ones. And one factor is constant: God caught their attention.
Whenever we are experiencing unusual trials and afflictions, or blessed beyond measure, let’s immerse ourselves in a spirit of worship. God might be catching our attention! We might be calling by our significant God for a significant purpose – we might be that significant one.
God bless you always.