There he was.
Standing in front of the guy in charge.
God had called him. Called him to this moment.
He hadn’t arrived at this moment easily.
As a matter of fact, he’d spent some time arguing with God about the whole thing!
Why me? I’m not good enough. I’m not qualified. Are you sure about this??
But God was sure He’d picked the right person, so… there He was.
His request was made known. He’d done everything God told Him to do and to say.
He was ready to move forward.
He just knew God was going make a way. This should be pretty straight forward, right? Easy…
Except, his request was denied.
After all that, Moses finally stood before Pharaoh and said, “Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go… And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.”
God did say it might take some convincing… some signs and wonders should do it.
But not only did he continue hearing “No” from Pharaoh, the taskmasters were commanded to be harder on the Israelites and the Israelites weren’t too happy about it.
Maybe it really wasn’t the will of God that the Children of Israel be freed from slavery in Egypt. Half the time, they weren’t even acting like they wanted to be free.
Well, we all know how the story ends, but what if Moses thought, that’s a no. It must not be the will of God. Pharaoh keeps saying no, and he’s making it harder on the Children of Israel, and they’re blaming me for it!
At one point, Moses does ask God, “O Lord, why have you done evil to this people? Why did you ever send me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has done evil to this people, and you have not delivered your people at all.”
Today on the podcast, we’re talking about what happens when things don’t go as planned or the way we thought they would. What happens when we hit a wall, or get a no?
What do we do when it’s hard?