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Fearing a challenge?

Hearing God in the midst of your challenges

Exodus 3:3-4
So Moses said, "I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up." When the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."
In this text, every time I read it, my heart is fixed on this one phrase, “I must turn aside and see”. This is an evidence that the fire has been there for a while. The desert dwellers claim there are always strange fires there. I assume Moses had seen these fires for a while. He was ignoring it anyway. Verse three commences, “So Moses said,” He changed his perspective of the fire. He decided to take a closer look. That’s when things started to happen.
Have you been going through a challenge in life? How do you handle it? Sometime we choose to ignore like Moses. Others choose to run away from. What are you doing with your challenge? As Moses, you can change your perspective and face it head on. I want you to note what happened when he said in his heart he MUST turn aside and see what kind of a fire it was! The scripture says … “When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, in other words, when he accepted to face the challenge head on… God called from the fire. The very strange thing became an alter where God was to minister to him. God used the very challenge to talk to Moses.
Could God be trying to turn your focus to himself through that challenge? Its time to face it head on. The voice of God is not heard while running away from him as clear as when you are running to him. Run to Him. When Jonah was running away from God, others had to force him hear the Lord. God called from the midst of the burning bush. Don’t be afraid. Believe God is waiting on you.
Arise and face your challenge head on. Don’t run away. Don’t ignore it. God is on your side. He has not changed His promise, that He will never leave your nor forsake you. Matthew 28:20
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