Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
Not long ago, my computer froze up. As I always do in such cases, I called the IT Department in desperation.
“Have you tried rebooting?” they immediately asked.
Doesn’t it seem like that’s always the first solution when your computer—or your life—gets stuck? You have to reboot in order to function properly again.
That got me thinking about my life these days. While many things are going great, in other ways I’m sure I could use a reboot.
But I couldn’t help wondering: Is a reboot even possible at my advanced age?
Fortunately, the Bible answers that question. Some of its great heroes were even older than me when God rebooted their life and gave them greater fulfillment and impact than ever before.
One of these leaders was Moses. He spent the first 40 years of his life growing up in the lap of luxury in Pharaoh’s palace. But after killing an Egyptian one day, he ended up fleeing to the backside of the desert, where he spent the next 40 years herding sheep.
By the time he reached 80, Moses had an uneventful, unexciting life. He was stuck in the wilderness, both literally and metaphorically.
Little did he know that everything was about to change…
In Exodus 3 the Lord suddenly appeared in the midst of a burning bush. This started out as a mere novelty but turned out to be an encounter that would transform Moses’ life forever. His mundane, ordinary existence was rebooted into something extraordinary and world-changing.
Although I’m not 80 yet, I can see it from here. I think I might be ready for my burning bush, and perhaps you are as well.
I encourage you to read Exodus 3 for yourself, but here are a few observations that might spark your own burning-bush experience:
If you find yourself in need of a reboot today, it must start with a vital question: Do you have a present-tense relationship with God, or just memories of past experiences? If you’re going to BE who He has called you to be, you must know He’s with you now as your great “I AM.”
Even if find yourself stuck today, hanging out in the wilderness for months or years, God is the one who can give you…
Someday you’ll look back, as Moses eventually could do, and you’ll realize that God had a sovereign purpose in every experience He’s brought you through. Every step of the way, He was preparing and equipping you for such a time as this.