When I think of overcomers, King David and Moses come to mind. And while this great Psalm shows David expressing how the oppressed man looks with confidence to the Lord, I want to focus on Moses today as we key in on becoming overcomers for God.
Moses had been charged with leading Israel out of Egyptian captivity; and what situations he would have to overcome! Moses would have to come to grips with: his past failings (Exodus 2); family unrest (Numbers 12); a fear of public speaking (Exodus 4); a “stiff-necked people” (Exodus 32); a true life-or-death situation at the Red Sea (Exodus 14); and much more.
Through it all, Moses focused on his servitude to the Living God and that is where we need to be, my friends. You and I may never face a marauding army bent on killing us, but we all face genuine turmoil and strife. Never forget that, just as God was an unfailing refuge for Moses, He is that for us too.
Let’s look at Exodus 33:11 to see the amazing relationship God had with Moses. It reads: “So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend….” How in awe of being in God’s presence he must have been. But don’t you feel that way too when God is at work in your life? There is something truly remarkable about seeing God active and moving within us.
God may not visit with us face to face today as He did with Moses, but He will infill our hearts and souls with His gentleness, His wisdom and His empowering Spirit. Moses was just a man, but he truly loved God. I desire to love God too and to see Him move in incredible ways in my life and the lives of my family. So, like Moses, my goal is to (1) remain a simple servant of God and (2) trust Him no matter how difficult the road may be.
Let’s close with a special verse, Hebrews 3:5, which reads: “And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward….” Keep Him first, my friends. God can help you overcome anything and, like Moses, your testimony will be that of victory through Christ.
Your friend in Christ,