Have you ever seen something on the horizon that no one else seemed to be able to see?
This is what the author of Hebrews said about Moses in Hebrews 11:27
By faith he (Moses) left Egypt without being afraid of the king’s anger. He kept on going as if he could see what is invisible.
The author of Hebrews is sometimes called “The Preacher” because of how his letter reads like a great sermon. In Hebrews 11 he is giving examples of great heroes of the faith to illustrate to his readers what it means to be a people of great faith. He uses Moses as one of his examples.
If you look back on Moses’ life of leadership, you’ll see many instances where the people he was leading wanted to turn around and go back to Egypt. Any hardship they encountered they concluded that things were better under a yoke of slavery. But Moses could see something ahead that no one else seemed to be able to see. He kept pushing them forward saying, “I can see it, just keep following me!” I would have said, “Fine, go back! You guys are just a pain in my rear anyway!” Thankfully, God chose the right leader for the Israelites.
I find myself in a similar situation. Not that I’m surrounded by people who are trying to go back from where they came, but my family is headed toward something invisible. Something we can only see by the grace of God. Something that hasn’t even started yet, and yet is already done! He’s given us special eyes for this ministry before us, and when it gets discouraging, we just return our eyes to that invisible goal and we are encouraged and reminded to keep pressing forward.
I can only imagine that God has given you eyes for something that is otherwise invisible. Something that hasn’t even started yet, but is already done by the grace of God! Keep pressing on, even when it seems slow going; even when discouragement creeps up to hold you back. God will make a way when there seems to be no way; that’s just who he is.