In the story of the burning bush, God answers Moses’ hesitations by telling him, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” (Exodus 3:12) God was telling Moses not to worry about the details because God himself would be right there with him in Egypt as Moses presented God’s message to the Israelites and to Pharaoh. God himself had the plan and it would be his power that would bring it to fruition. And when the people of Israel were free and worshiping on that mountain where Moses received his call from God, then Moses would be able to look back upon the journey and see how God freed his children from slavery through the willingness and obedience of a humble servant.
Well now it’s my turn to look back upon my three year journey that is coming to an end and I can see how God's love, grace, and power has worked in, with and through my willingness and obedience. I can see how he’s changed me and how his plan has been worked out as I sought to do his will and I give God all the glory and praise. I see where his strength carried me and his wisdom guided me on the journey and my heart is filled with joy that he chose to share the journey with me.
So what’s next for me? I don’t know yet. But when the Holy Spirit tells me, I hope I have learned to trust him more than I doubt myself and say yes immediately with enthusiasm and excitement over our next adventure together.