Embracing a New Season

They were complacent. They cried out for freedom but, eh, making bricks was not that bad. They got three meals a day – fish, melons, leeks, onions…This is not God’s best, but it could be worse.

Then Moses, the disrupter, came with his talks of freedom, disturbing the status quo. Now, their enslavers demanded more, called them lazy, treated them more cruelly than before.

They blamed Moses for their predicament. Moses blamed God.

Three Lessons to consider when embracing a new season:

Lesson 1: It gets worse before it gets better. (Exodus 5:22)

In order for God to move you to some place better, He has to make you uncomfortable where you are. We become complacent living below God’s best for us. We rationalize it, we normalize it, we embrace it. And when God says, “It’s time to move.” We resist. We blame the devil.

But sometimes the uncomfortableness you feel is God doing a new thing but destroying the old thing to make room. It is god yanking away our complacency to motivate us to move forward. It is God saying, “Let’s go to the promised land. You have been in the desert too long.”

Lesson 2: Yahweh remembers His covenant. (Exodus 6:5)

When Moses asked God, why had their situation worsen, God replied:

“You can be sure that I have heard the groans of the people of Israel, who are now slaves to the Egyptians. And I am well aware of my covenant with them.”
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭6‬:‭5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The prophet Jeremiah would later speak for God and put it this way,

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29‬:‭11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

God has not forgotten you. His plans for you are far greater than you can imagine.

Lesson 3: It gets better. (Exodus 6:6-8)

a) God will free you and rescue you from your oppression.
b) He will redeem you with great acts.
c) He has claimed you as His people and He will be your God.
d) He will bring us to a land that is prosperous.

He is the Lord! Embrace the New Thing He is doing!