By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command.
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How many times have we become fixated on something that is demanding a response, while ignoring something far more important that is less urgent? We need to plan our days so that we do not let the urgent things crowd out the important things. A similar perspective is to focus on the long view in life, not the short view.
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Moses was forced to take the long view of life. When God called him to free the Hebrew slaves he was eighty years old! Perhaps Moses finally began to understand the path his life had followed. His first forty years were spent being educated in the royal courts of Egypt. Most important in his education — he knew Egypt and how Egyptian rulers thought. There was no better man on earth for God to use to confront the Egyptian pharaoh than Moses. Eighty years of preparation produced the redeemer the Hebrew slaves needed.
Jesus began His ministry around the age of thirty-perhaps the same for Paul. With God’s calling comes a time of preparation, and preparation requires patience. Trust God today with His schedule for your life.
Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for a future that only He can see.
Corrie ten Boom
By David Jeremiah.