Getting Real | by Kevin Meyer
EXODUS. This year we will all be on an exodus of sorts. The fall series will be a walk into the courts of Pharaoh leading eventually to a walk through a parted-sea. It may just be an exodus for you as you walk before your fear, an obstacle or whatever stands between you and God and your full destiny. God wants to set you free. God wants to save you from your self. God wants to break the oppressive power of controlling sin in your life. God has an Exodus for you!
Exodus is about God making a way when there seems to be no way. It’s about a man, Moses. He is central to the narrative in a way no other biblical character is central to a story, not even Abraham in Genesis or David in I Samuel. Moses stands alone. Moses is weak, vulnerable and timid and yet humble and obedient. Moses makes no secret of his fear; openly admits his hesitations; and freely shares his inadequacy.
Though Moses is central to the story, he is not the hero. God is. Moses is the man of God who allows God to use his vulnerability and weakness. His life penned a now familiar verse recorded by Paul: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Be encouraged. You are central to your story. But you need not be the hero, God is. Get real and embrace your vulnerability and weakness. Give it to God right now. His grace is sufficient for you. His power will be made perfect in your weakness. Let the power of Christ rest on you. Acknowledge your fear. Face the obstacle. Bring your selfishness to Jesus. God is stronger and more powerful than your sin, your fear and any obstacle you face. Exodus is for you.