Authentic Leadership: When Midian is a mindset

chairThis week in our somewhat extended Bible Study Fellowship lesson we learned the word Midian means strife or place of judgement. Moses was content in Midian until our Father called him out. The New Living Translation says Moses accepted the invitation, and he settled there with him. Him being Jethro, the priest of Midian. Not only was Moses content in the land of Midian but I believe Moses was also comfortable in Midian. We know this because Jethro gave Moses his daughter Zipporah. The gift of companionship makes us comfortable. 

While Moses was content in Midian, the King of Egypt died.

Folks, family and friends often die, while we are off doing our own thing. Does this sound familiar to anyone or is it just me? Sometimes we runaway from home and we stay away longer than we planned. We get married, have a few kids and before we know it, forty years have gone by since we’ve seen our brother.  

While Moses was enjoying the comforts of Midian, his family suffered in slavery.

Folks, family and friends often suffer, while we are off doing our own thing. Does this sound familiar to anyone or is it just me? Sometimes we leave home for a mini vacation and we find ourselves extending our stay. We have a bit too much fun saucing it up while swimming with saints and sinners. Before we know it, it’s been four weeks since we’ve seen or talked with our Mother.  

Moses converses with our Father for almost the entire third and part of the fourth chapter of the book of Exodus. 

After this long conversation with our Father, Moses knew his calling was true.

After this long conversation with our Father Moses knew his comfort was thru.

After this long conversation with our Father Moses knew courage was due.

Then, there it is … in verse eighteen of chapter four. The evidence of Moses mindset is right there. Moses says to Jethro “Let me go back to my own people in Egypt.” And Jethro simply says Go and I wish you well.

What about you, will you pray and take some time to address what it is about your mindset that keeps you from moving forward.