The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. (Exodus 14:15 ESV)
Moses was leading the people of Israel out of Egypt. God had just performed mighty works and shown his power on their behalf. He called Moses to lead these people, the Israelites, but, Pharaoh and his army were pressing down on them, just as God had told Moses they would (Exodus 14:1-4). At this point, Moses had a choice: move forward or stop and pray.
Often times we face these same choices in life. We feel as though God has called us to do something for Him and as we begin that journey, we encounter roadblocks just as the Red Sea was for the Israelites. But as witnessed here, when we come against barriers and opposition, we can stop and question what God has called us to do. We often mask this in more prayer rather than following God’s calling in our lives. Who knew the very sea that appeared to be their death sentence would actually be God’s instrument of victory? Our scope and perception is limited. Fortunately, we are called, guided, and equipped by a God without limitations. Remember that His ways are not our ways and that this is a good thing (Isaiah 55:8-9)!
Is God calling you to stop asking and start moving forward?