The Focus: Step out and believe


Do you ever look down the road of life and become a bit overwhelmed at all the tasks, changes, expectations and challenges awaiting you?

Whooooeeee … I sure do! And then, I begin to fret and worry and become anxious and think, “Oh, I need to do this!” -or- “I had better be preparing for that!” And before I realize it – – my life is in a panic mode!

I wonder if Moses felt this way when God called him to lead the Israelites out of captivity? Think about it – – God says, “Hey Moses! Why don’t you get things ready and lead the Israelites out of their slavery and into a dry and barren wilderness. Oh, and you might want to pack some extra supplies to take along on this journey for these 3.5 million people.”

Wow! Do you realize that…

• just to feed that many people would have required 1,500 tons of food each day!

• Moses would need about 4,000 tons of firewood each day just to cook the food!

• Moses would need about 11,000,000 gallons of water each day!

And, what about a campground for Moses and his gang? There was no KOA or Jellystone campgrounds nearby with an in-ground pool and mini-golf course! In fact, to camp out for one night would require an area about two-thirds the size of the state of Rhode Island!

And, to top it all off … they had to cross the Red Sea! If they went double-file – – the line would have been 800 miles long and would have required 35 days and nights to get through!

NOW … do you think Moses calculated all this before he accepted God’s call and stepped out in faith?


But what it all boils down to is this – – MOSES BELIEVED GOD!

Hmmmm! Do you and I need to stop calculating the risks in life and step out in faith?

What God calls us to – He will provide the resources necessary to complete the task!

As individuals and as His ‘church’ … let’s be like Moses … STEP OUT and BELIEVE!!

By Dennis Wheeler

Dennis Wheeler is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with his weekly column The Focus. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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