The Miserable Middle

2 Mar

If God only used sinless people, every one of us would have to sit on the sidelines… The reality, however, is we don’t become strong enough for God to use. Instead, we must become weak enough. We may think we need to dedicate our abilities to God, asking Him to help us to use them for His glory. While this sounds admirable, it is actually the surest way to experience continual defeat…

God had plans for Moses in the wilderness. The first 40 years of his life had been majestic. The last 40 years would be miraculous as he led the people out of Egypt. However, these middle 40 years were going to be miserable. God was bringing Moses to the end of himself…

Steve McVey

Grace Rules, Harvest House 1998, 31,37

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