17 “When it was time for God to keep the promise he made to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had greatly expanded. 18 But then another king rose to power over Egypt who didn’t know anything about Joseph. 19 He exploited our people and abused our ancestors. He even forced them to abandon their newly born babies so they would die. 20 That’s when Moses was born. He was highly favored by God, and for three months his parents cared for him in their home. 21 After he was abandoned, Pharaoh’s daughter adopted and cared for him as though he were her own son. 22 Moses learned everything Egyptian wisdom had to offer, and he was a man of powerful words and deeds. 23 “When Moses was 40 years old, he decided to visit his family, the Israelites. 24 He saw one of them being wronged so he came to his rescue and evened the score by killing the Egyptian. 25 He expected his own kin to understand that God was using him to rescue them, but they didn’t. 26 The next day he came upon some Israelites who were caught up in an argument. He tried to make peace between them by saying, ‘You are brothers! Why are you harming each other?’ 27 The one who started the fight against his neighbor pushed Moses aside and said, ‘Who appointed you as our leader and judge? 28 Are you planning to kill me like you killed that Egyptian yesterday?’ 29 When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he lived as an immigrant and had two sons. (Acts 7:17-29, CEB)
Who appointed you as leader and judge? Well at this point no one really, or no one that anyone other than the appointee knew about. God knew what Moses would be called to be and do but no one else at this point did.
God has a plan for us and yes we can choose to go a different direction, but God will always follow us and guide us.
Moses fled and spent time in Midian, where God was with him.
Know that you have a gift and a part to play in God’s plan.
God has named and claimed you and made you God’s child.
Go and journey with God.
Loving People. Loving God.