I have come to the conclusion that God does not reveal the paths that lie ahead of us for the simple reason that we’re not fully capable of welcoming them with open arms. The rational part of my brain likes to examine everything in minutiae, and such examination cannot be a part of the life of faith.
When I was in elementary school, I had people tell me that I was going to become a pastor some day. I thought they were crazy, and I really wasn’t interested in the task. That was until my high school years when God impressed on my heart that I should work with teenagers. Then in college, He developed in me a love for the Church. I never would have signed up for moving to Brazil back then, but once again, God worked in my heart and brought me to this place.
I think Moses was experiencing some of the shock that I experienced when God revealed each part of His plan to me – it freak him out a little. This led him to be somewhat standoffish in following through. The great thing, however, is that God never asks us to do something without equipping us for the task. Just as God equipped Moses to lead the people out of Egypt, so has He equipped me for everything that He has called me to.
When God reveals His plan to you, don’t be slow in following through. Even if you feel you don’t have the strength, be encouraged to know that God will provide it for you.