Limitless (week 4)
The Israelite foremen could see that they were in serious trouble when they were told, “You must not reduce the number of bricks you make each day.” As they left Pharaoh’s court, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who were waiting outside for them. The foremen said to them, “May the Lord judge and punish you for making us stink before Pharaoh and his officials. You have put a sword into their hands, an excuse to kill us!” (Exodus 5:19-21 NLT).
As Pharaoh approached, the people of Israel looked up and panicked when they saw the Egyptians overtaking them. They cried out to the Lord, and they said to Moses, “Why did you bring us out here to die in the wilderness? Weren’t there enough graves for us in Egypt? What have you done to us? Why did you make us leave Egypt? Didn’t we tell you this would happen while we were still in Egypt? We said, ‘Leave us alone! Let us be slaves to the Egyptians. It’s better to be a slave in Egypt than a corpse in the wilderness!’” But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm” (Exodus 14:10-14 NLT).
CONTEXT OF SCRIPTURE
Moses could have let the negative words of the people around him discourage him from leading the Hebrews out of Egypt. But instead of allowing the negative words direct his steps, Moses relied of God and His words instead. We can do the same thing when we encounter negative words, too.
What would happen if you went a whole week believing every message that you heard?
Messages are everywhere. Messages can also shape the path we choose for our lives.
As we wrap up looking at Moses’ life, we’re going to look at a couple of negative messages he had to overcome. Moses and Aaron had one request: Let the Hebrew people go. And Pharaoh had one answer: No.
God encouraged Moses to keep doing the job He had given him. They went back again and again until Pharaoh had a change of heart. Moses would be forever known as the leader who led a LOT of people to their death instead of their freedom.
Moses refused to let other people’s words define him. He made one simple decision, and it’s the same decision I want you to make: Let God’s words be your worth.
Instead of believing every message you hear about yourself, what if you instead elevated God’s message about you?
Ask yourself this: How do you respond when you receive a negative message? Do you keep it all inside? Or do you take it to God?