Day 3372 – When You Have To Wait A Long Time For Things – or – The Other 40 Year Wait For Moses

This post has been marinating for a while for me. If you know the different adventures of different biblical characters, you likely know about the Israelites and Moses wandering around the desert for 40 years. But what about the 40 years BEFORE that when Moses spent time in Midian?

As I’ve been reading through the Bible this year (using the Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan, which is reading out of four parts of the Bible each day). As I read through the old testament, what strikes me most is how long some things took. What never hit me until the last few years is that Moses spent FORTY years in Midian.

I can almost mentally understand forty years, being at the ripe old age of 36 and some change. I think about how long it took me to finally wake up, take God at His word, and get sober (about nine years). I think about how long it took me to grow and change in different ways, and I remember Moses and I’m encouraged.

Basically, it’s ok if something takes me a really long time. Some things in life do.

So if you’re stuck in your time in the desert, or your time in Midian, remember, you’re in good company of “having to wait a long time for something.”


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