For many of us, we live in the tension between the Promise and the Egypt. In other words, God is calling us to something greater, to something deeper, to something new, but we are afraid.
Afraid of change.
Afraid of different.
Afraid of changing into something different.
We cling to the one thing, that in all actuality, was killing us and will kill us if we return to it.
If the Promise Land represents where God is calling us and if Egypt represents our old way of life, why do we live in the tension between the two?
Why do we never move forward?
We’re afraid of losing control.
In fact, we hate NOT being in control.
But that’s how God grows us.
In the surrender of our lives, in the laying down of one’s opinions, in the relinquishing of preferences, God begins to shape and mold us into the person He has called us to be.
It really is an amazing thing.
We’re afraid of being uncomfortable.
God’s objective isn’t our comfort.
God’s objective is to reveal His glory in us and through us. God’s objective is the glory of His Name.
If we live our lives in a way that never requires any faith or trust, then not only we are missing the point, but we are missing out.
God desires His glory to be seen.
We all desire God to part the Red Sea for us.
We all desire God to part the Red Sea for us, leading us into the place of His calling, the place of His blessings, the place of His promises.
But in order for Him to part the Red Sea, we must be willing to leave our own Egypt behind and step into the unfamiliar.
We must step into a life of faith.
We must step into a life of trust.
We must step into a life of obedience.
And quite honestly, we must leave Egypt behind and follow Him.