Though Moses was all but forgotten about by the people of Israel, God was not done with him. After spending his formidable years in luxury and power over his people, Moses spent another forty in obscurity and loneliness.

We are told by Stephen in Acts 7:25 that Moses knew God had placed him where he was to rescue Israel from their suffering:

For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand.

40 Years

Moses spent the next forty years feeling the weight and pain of this rejection. By the time God called him to return and rescue His people Israel, Moses was eighty and had all but given up on what he felt set apart to do. He argued with God to the point of angering Him, asking God to choose someone else.

Have you felt called by God to something important only to feel rejected and forgotten? Have you been in the wilderness for forty years waiting for the Lord to move? In all that time, God never forgot Moses. He was waiting for the prophetically appointed time to call Moses back to Israel to be His human messiah of His children Israel.

God’s Delay

Your calling probably isn’t to bring a nation out of another nation, but God has plans and purposes for you. Sometimes God delays because His promise and His timing come separately, but one thing is for sure: God has never forgotten you.

…that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

Philippians 1:6

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10

God was good to Moses. Even amidst Moses’ objections, He wouldn’t let Moses give away his calling that had seemed so long lost. God remembered Moses and raised him up at just the right time to bring about His purposes. God will remember you in just the right time to fulfill every good work he has appointed for you.

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