Today I sense Father is speaking a word of recommissioning to some of my readers. I pray that you will receive His resurrection grace, as you read about one of His great servants—Moses.

We can spend days, months and years in transition, waiting for the fulfilment of God’s promises and His prophetic call on our lives.

  • We are doing all we know to do
  • We are taking the next small steps and being proactive
  • We are being faithful where we are
  • We are keeping our hearts right–as best we can.

And then suddenly, a God-ordained opportunity arises.

Surprisingly, instead of the desire to jump in to Father’s plans with abandon, we find ourselves uncertain—even resistant.

The story of Moses’ call at the burning bush provides us with a mirror in which we can see our own hesitancies—and what is at stake. [1]

It’s Time!

‘After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight… Then the Lord said to him, “…I have indeed seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their groaning and have come down to set them free. Now come, I will send you back to Egypt.”’ (Acts 7:30-33,34)

At the age of forty, Moses’ heart had been stirred with the cause of the enslaved Israelites.

However, since his attempt at fulfilling God’s call in his own strength, by murdering an Egyptian, he has lived as a fugitive in the wilderness.

Now, forty years later, God comes to him and says, ‘It’s time—I am sending you back to Egypt!’

Like Moses, when we are confronted with a sudden change of season, we find there are some inner obstacles to overcome:

1. Feeling Ill-Equipped

Each of us has a number 1 reason why we are poorly equipped to fulfill God’s call.

Moses immediately plunges into a discourse on his perceived inability: his vocal ineloquence. And yet Moses’ perspective and that of God are completely different.

What is a matter of inability to Moses, is of no consequence to God.

He says, ‘I AM… enough’

You might feel as though you are the most unlikely person; you might feel as though this is the most unlikely time. You might feel ill-equipped. Still God is saying, “I choose you! I’m calling you!”

2. Unanswered Questions

After all that time, 40 years of wilderness living and no doubt a zillion questions about why life had taken the turns it had, God suddenly shows up.

And I notice God doesn’t explain anything about the things that had happened in Moses’ life.

Like He did with Job, God simply reveals Himself.

When Father opens the door into our new season, He isn’t going to give us all the reasons WHY things have happened.

Because the answer is not a reason, it is a Person.

‘I AM… enough.’

3. Transition can become a Comfort Zone

‘When Moses heard this, [Pharaoh’s threats] he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons.’ Acts 7:29

Emerging from transition can be difficult for us, because (ironically) our waiting places become our comfort zones.

The wilderness was Moses’ comfort zone. It represented his self-protection. It was literally the place he had gone to escape his problems—he was on Pharaoh’s hit list!

Moses may have found God in this place, but God is now making it clear that his destination is Egypt—will Moses join Him?

We all have coping mechanisms, places of retreat. These are the things that when God shows up, He puts His finger on. He says, you don’t need that any more.

He says, ‘I AM…enough.’

And here is Moses, having escaped from Pharaoh into the wilderness of Midian and still hiding from his past

And now God is saying,

‘That one who has oppressed you and that past that you are hiding from: that is what I am calling you to rise up and address.

And the very instrument that has been a weapon against you, will now be overcome by you.’

The Ripple Effect

He is calling for you to emerge. And His purpose is this: what He has been doing in your life, He is going to do through you, in the lives of others.

When Moses steps out in obedience to God’s call to emerge, there is a ripple effect.

1. It changes Moses’ life.

It completely shifts him – from a refugee, to a deliverer; from an alien in a foreign land, a simple shepherd, to the spiritual leader of the nation of Israel.

2. It changes the life of his family.

Their lives will never be the same again. His children have been brought up in Midian, and now they are incorporated into the tribe of Israel.

Because Moses obeys God, His children will see the Promised Land.

Sometimes we think, ‘Why is our family, or our kids, stuck when it comes to their relationship with God?

When they see us on fire again, they will move because they will be impacted by God’s presence on our lives and they will want what we have.

Now, the ripple effect starts to move out to nations.

3. It impacts the nation of Egypt

God brings judgement on the gods of Egypt that have persecuted His people.

4. It brings deliverance to the entire nation of Israel

5. It brings the fame of God to the heathen nations of the entire region

Did you know, that when YOU obey God’s call to move into the new thing, nothing is going to be the same again.

It changes you, it affects your family, your Church, it will even impact your community, your nation and the nations of the world.


[1] For more of this story, read Exodus 3-4

See also the following post:

In Transition? Take the Next Small Step

Do you have any experiences or questions to share on this topic? I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment in the comments box below. If the comments box is not visible, click on this link and scroll down.

© Helen Calder 2011 Enliven Blog

On team with David McCracken Ministries: Prophetic Ministry That Empowers The Church

14 thoughts on “Courage To Change”

  1. augustine azubuike

    what if one is not sensitive enough to receive Gods matching order. how can one improve his sensitivity with God.

  2. Hi Helen, the point u made: re: the desert can become our comfort zone – that aligns with a directional prophecy I was given last year, when the lords words to me were – leave the comfort of the desert behind!!! And then another word I was given on my birthday in July 2015 – where the lord said – now is the time to fly, you are ready and fully equipped, courageous, strong and confident and your lips have been anointed. Thankyou for your words of wisdom, much appreciated

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