Numbers 12:1-2 (AMP)
1NOW MIRIAM and Aaron talked against Moses [their brother] because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite woman. 2And they said, Has the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? Has He not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it.
When the Lord is about to do something in your life, trouble always comes. In this instance, Moses just finished going through some family drama with his brother, Aaron, and sister, Miriam. They started talking about Moses’ wife who was a Cushite woman and if God could speak to Moses, He could speak to anyone else as well. Jealousy and murmuring had risen in the camp and would cause problems.
Aaron was Moses right hand man and Miriam was the first prophetess of their time; they both had great ministries. But instead of being grateful for what they had, their envy grew as they spoke negatively against Moses and his wife.
We should never allow our eyes lose sight on the ministry the Lord gives us. He equips us to do the job well. If you find yourself murmuring about someone else, readjust your mind because we should be glorifying and honoring the Lord for what He has given us. Go out and work for Him wholeheartedly and you will see how the blessings will overflow because you’re at the right place at the right time.
What kind of character did Moses possess?
Numbers 12:3 (AMP)
Now the man Moses was very meek (gentle, kind, and humble) or above all the men on the face of the earth.
Even though Moses may have known that his family was talking about him, Moses decided to stay quiet. He knew that the Lord would handle the problem. The Lord doesn’t send us out to ministry and not support us. He will handle all of our business to allow us to continue His business.
Being in ministry doesn’t mean that all will always go well. Most of the time, things will go wrong because we have the enemy lurking to mess up the plans of the Lord. Our duty is to stay focused on what the Lord has given us and complete the task. The environment may not be what we hoped for, but the focus should be to continue on the path, flourish in the talents he has blessed us with, and touch as many lives He has set before us.
We need to do it with a meekness character. As we express our love to others, the Lord will fill us up with more love to carry us through.
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