😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. Recently I was told that I’m like a young plant in a Dixie cup that has stopped growing because its roots are bound up and don’t have anywhere to expand. That I need to get out of my Dixie cup into some rich soil, let those roots stretch, and allow for some top growth. I’ve also been reading through Exodus when Moses, Aaron, and the Lord repeatedly went to Pharaoh requesting that he let the Lord’s people go. In the beginning Pharaoh wouldn’t even consider this request. You know the story, God has Moses and Aaron throw down his staff transforming it into a snake, change the water into blood, then sends the frogs. Eh, Pharaoh’s guys can do that too. Pharaoh wasn’t impressed and his heart hardens toward the Lord. The Lord is persistent, so He sends the gnats, flies, kills the livestock, and covers them with boils. Pharaoh’s guys can’t do that stuff and they are really worried. Pharaoh continues to harden his heart even more. Hail yes! The Lord sent that too. Pharaoh starts to give in, but quickly makes a U turn. Locusts and darkness fall across the land of Egypt. Pharaoh says he’ll let God’s people go, asks Moses to pray for him and to stop the plagues. Moses prays for Pharaoh. Again and again Pharaoh hardens his heart even more. It wasn’t until Pharaoh’s firstborn son dies that he finally gave in and let God’s people go.
I know God is asking me to grow in unfamiliar areas and put myself out there in uncertain waters. I feel like I’ve been playing the same game with the Lord that Pharaoh did. Look Lord, see…I can do that too. He keeps inviting me to join Him. I’ll give Him an inch, then harden my heart and rely on myself again. Like Pharaoh, this uncertainty and fear causes me to experience internal struggle. I want to let go and follow God’s guidance, but I keep turning my back and not following through with what I’ve said I would do. It’s time to bust out of that Dixie cup into the deeper richer soil that the Lord has so perfectly groomed for me. Moses acknowledged that he was slow of speech and tongue, so the Lord send Aaron to help him. I know that I too am going to need some help with this mission He has laid before me and I trust that He already has help in the works. It’s just a matter of me agreeing to take those first steps in faith. Where is God calling you? Will you too harden your heart or will you allow Him in? Bless others and be blessed.
#Unspoken – Roots