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  • Writer's pictureLaura Kae

I’ll take the wilderness

Today was…weird. I felt a bit off and a bit insecure. I did manage to pretty successfully decide to not go to God with an agenda, but just go to Him. This is probably why I had an insecure day. I did not go to Him to feel secure? That was stupid.

I listened to the story of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea today. For those of you who do not know the story, they are just coming out of Egypt, God has delivered them in all these amazing ways, but the Egyptians are chasing them and they need to be rescued. There is a mountain they cannot climb to their left. There is a mountain they cannot climb to their right. A sea they cannot swim in front of them. The Egyptians are closing in behind them.

Understandably they become a little afraid and start whining to Moses, their leader. “We would be better off being slaves in Egypt than being slaughtered in this wilderness.” As I listened, I randomly thought, “Well, at least I have never wished myself back in Egypt. What was wrong with these people anyway?” I continued in self-righteous criticism for another 30 seconds before it occurred to me I have actually done this a lot lately. Every time I wish I could undo transparency because being transparent is too hard, I am wishing myself back in slavery. I may be in some sort of “wilderness” now, but it is better than being in slavery.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1

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