As Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt and into the wilderness where there was constant murmuring and complaining about the lack of food, water and anything else they could think to complain about I’m sure there were times in his own mind if this work was of God or not. In Exodus 17, the people complained about being thirsty and how Moses had led them out of Egypt to kill them in the wilderness. However, as Moses cried out unto God, the Lord said to Moses in (Exodus. 17:5) “Go on before the people, and take with thee the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand and go.”
Thus, what really sticks out in that scripture is the words (Go on before the people); hence, whether the people believe that what you are doing is from God or not, if you know the work has been ordained by God you must continue to go before the people and lead them? As leaders we can’t let what looks to be a bad situation keep us from doing what God has called us to do and that’s lead the people.
We may have to go to God and cry sometimes as Moses did but after the crying is over the next thing the Lord expects from us is to dry our tears and get up off our knees and lead. There will be times that the people won’t understand what you are doing; there will be times that the people won’t see the vision the way you do, it might take awhile but the fact remains that God expects for us to do what He said. Therefore, saints of God when things seem to get a little rough in ministry if you need to cry out to God go ahead, but after you finish crying get up and lead because it’s required of you.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason