Happy Monday to all!
I saw an interesting thought on a church sign this weekend. It caused me to pause and take time to reflect on its meaning. The church sign said “Hang in there- even Moses was a basket case once.
Another week is beginning and the thought of Monday looming as well as the stress of another work week feels daunting to say the least. I could classify myself as a basket case many weeks due to high demands, never ending work to achieve both at home and school and the allusive quest to find time for myself. The success rate of attaining these goals is slim to none some weeks but I am always hopeful that this week will be different.
When I read the quote on the church sign, I knew that a deeper meaning was in store if only I would take the time to let God teach me the lesson. You see Moses was handpicked by God to lead the people of Israel. Moses did not believe that he was worthy of this responsibility but God chooses each of us for many different reasons and purposes. Moses began his life abandoned by his parents and left as a baby in a basket only to be discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter who took him in and cared for him. She named him Moses since she “drew him from the water”. Moses grew up and quickly noticed the discrepancy of how Hebrews and Egyptians were treated by the Pharaoh. This led Moses to a choice which had him fleeing from Pharaoh but ultimately led him to God. Moses was a leader of people who accomplished so much because he let God lead Him. A great lesson for all of us.
As we start this new week, we should look at Moses’ story to understand how God is going to lead us through the challenges, frustrations and joys. You see Moses was rescued. We too are rescued each day when we put our trust in God and His truths. Moses was chosen by God to lead the people of Israel. We too are chosen by God.
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart
and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
God chose us before we were even born and made glorious plans for our lives. Our stressful weeks are but a blip on God’s radar. He has much grander things in mind for us. Turn to Him when you start feeling like a basket case and let Him direct your challenges and turn them into something good. Pause and let God do His thing. It will be so worth it!
Here’s to a great week! May all your baskets float down God’s pathway this week.
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It says something that I’m just getting around to reading this post, Mary! I connected with your words and your spirit. I often think things would be so much better if I would not try to control things or change things and just LET GOD. That is the biggest thing I’m learning at this rocky road called my life! Thanks for sharing!
Hang in there girl and let God continue you to lead you! He will come through even in the most difficult times!
So very encouraging, Mary, especially since “basket-case” certainly describes my week! But I’m finding comfort in your words and the words of our Lord to Jeremiah’s pen. It’s good to know He has a plan for me because my plans have not gone very well. Thanks for your encouraging wisdom here and your encouraging and kind words to me at my place. 🙂
Great post! I love that thought…Moses was a basket case too. 🙂
Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman’s Word Filled Wednesday. God bless!
I’m blessed to have the opportunity to link up with Woman to Woman and look forward to learning more about this encouraging community. Thank you for stopping by this evening. Blessings to you!
Hi, Mary! I have heard the Moses quote before, but it was good to hear it again! I think we can all relate to feeling like a “basket case” at one time or another in our lives. So glad that He is always here to rescue us from the rushing waters and from those who want to snatch us away from the paths of righteousness! Praying you are having a blessed week!
In His love, Ann
Amen! So glad you stopped by! Blessings!
I love Moses’ story! I pray all our baskets float down God’s path this week too.
Thank you for stopping by! Blessings! Mary
Mary, thank you for writing the message that I needed to hear today. Heaven sent words for sure! Blessings to you my friend.
You’re welcome! The power of words especially God’s word is the comfort we can hold onto at all times! Love you friend!
I love that line! Ha! It is very reassuring to know that I am in the same helpless & needy category with Moses on my basket case days – but that rescue always comes. And it comes in the form of Gods great peace, as I stop to receive His unending grace.
I had an immediate connection with Moses and the basket case analogy. I also knew that Moses was rescued and chosen by God and God will do the same for us. Very comforting and reassuring to say the least. Blessings, my friend!