STAGES OF PREPARATION
“Before [Moses] was qualified to lead God’s people out of Egyptian bondage, he had to undertake postgraduate training. For forty years he had enjoyed luxurious living in a palace and education in Egypt’s famous university. He was “educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds” (Acts 7:22). But God’s plan for him was the leadership of a nation of slaves. For that, further preparation was needed, the time in a bleak, barren desert.
In the unhurried solitude of his enforced isolation, he had abundant time to cultivate intimacy with God. Up until his desert experience, Moses had been an activist. Now he had to master a lesson very difficult to an activist – that being is more important than doing.” (1)
This lesson is vital to a spiritually strong constitution that can handle adversity and testing circumstances. Let’s not short-circuit the lessons only learned in the desert with God that will prepare you for effective leadership.
(1) J. Oswald Sanders, Enjoying Intimacy with God, Discovery House, 2000, page 108-109.
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