Written by: Lanissa Reale
Becoming is the journey we get to take together, as we come as an online community to receive encouragement and empowerment. We get to be encouraged as we Become the women God created us to be. Becoming is the journey we take with the Lord, as He moulds us throughout our life. Empowering you in your Becoming is my passion. We’ve spoken a bit about it already (check previous posts)- and now let’s keep getting deeper! In order to fully embrace our Becoming, we have to be willing to go on the journey.
‘When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt? Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.” And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” ‘ Exodus 14:10-14
This entire chapter of Exodus 14 cracks me up & relates so deeply to me at the same time. The Lord, through Moses, had set the people of Israel free from being servants of the Egyptians as Pharaoh had let them go!
Can you imagine the pure joy?!?! Being set free from bondage & walking freely? We’ve all been here in some way or another. God has set us free from something, He has answered a prayer, He has brought something back together in our lives- we are free!
Our hearts are exploding!! And we begin to walk freely, & then like the people of Israel we notice that not everything is just perfect. The Israelites noticed that the Egyptians, from whom they had been set free, were after them again to try and take them back! Their MINDS freaked out!
How could you set us free and then let our enemies come after us again, Lord?! The funny part? God was the one who had hardened the hearts of the Egyptians & made them go after the people of Israel! Why? Simply because He wasn’t satisfied with just giving freedom to His people from their enemy, He wanted to defeat the enemy completely.
And as we know, later in that chapter the Egyptians (by the Lord’s strength & will alone) were defeated and swallowed up by the Red Sea.
Sweet friends, God has defeated our enemies. And wants to show us continually that He has done so. Your life is a process, and He isn’t interested in showing you everything at once! “Fear not, and stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today!”
Everyday we live is a journey, and I pray that we would allow God to take us on that journey of trusting Him in the journey. Of giving us the faith to fear not, stand firm and see His salvation worked out in us each day. From our heads to our hearts, take us on that journey Lord!
Let’s CHAT below: Share your thoughts on this post with us below in the blog comments! Are you sometimes tempted to be a bit bipolar when it comes to trusting God? Ha! I know I can be! How can we address that inconsistency Biblically?
Until next time
~ Lanissa Reale (lanissareale.wordpress.com)