“Get you a (wo) man who can do both”
I’m sure everyone and their grandmother has seen the memes with a person in some black-tie attire and some alternative, chill day attire with the caption “get you a so-and-so who can do both. If not, the internet and google are your best friend.
I’m thinking along those same lines, except I’m talking about getting you someone who can do one thing and do it really well.
Someone this weekend talked about the various excuses that Moses came up with when God called him at the burning bush. As in, he was just chilling, having a conversation with THE Lord God Almighty. Instant responses and all, yet he had doubts about how to do the things being asked of him. Can you imagine? You? Of course not, not you.
Iiiiiiii, on the other hand. I can’t say I have had legitimate immediate responses from God, a-la-Moses style. However, there are numerous times in my life where I have questioned how something that has been said or prophesied to me, or even something I have desired in my heart, is going to happen. I know, I know. You’re supposed to leave the “how” to God. However, I’m one of those weird people who likes to know how things are going to happen and whether a, b and c need to be 95 degrees to the left to make it happen.
Ergo, I need to see the full picture to embark on something. We’re all like that. We want to see the end before we embark on the journey. Moses, at the burning bush went through a series of rebuttals to God’s direction. “Why me?” Fine. “Who should I say sent me?” Fine. “What if they don’t listen?” Fiiiiine. “I’m not a good speaker.” Fiiiiine. “Chale, Lord, I just don’t want to go. Find someone else.” In the midst of the numerous excuses, Moses got confirmation that there were not as valid as he had thought. But he kept going. I mean, props to him for staying persistent, right?
Enter Aaron. Aaron was the difference for Moses. His brother who was coming up the mountain during this conversation with the Lord, after all excuses were debunked, is what finally convinced him to take on this mission and go to Pharoah. Knowing that Aaron was going to be there with him and be his backbone, of sorts, allowed him to finally decide to go.
It occurred to me, upon hearing this explanation of the events that that is exactly what we all need in our lives. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely guilty of having ten thousand excuses for things I should be doing. Even after God has showed me and guided me through something, I’m there thinking…well, why not someone else?
It has been during these times that the Aaron’s in my life have come forth. My cheerleaders, of sort. I have a few, select, people in my life who, without a doubt, always make sure I’m being positive about something. They ensure I’m not focusing on the negative aspects of a situation. When I’m worried about not having the strength to do something, I’m reminded that I’m strong enough and have been in the past. When I’m worn out, I’m reminded that it’s okay to be human and not be strong all the time.
Basically, regardless of the situation and the negativity that I turn to, I’m reminded of my strengths or a silver lining. It’s great to have someone in your life who can be there to remind you of the good things when all you’re surrounded with is negativity. Admittedly, I have taken the presence of such people in my life for granted, not fully understanding that they help me keep my wheels turning when the going gets tough.
I’m not advocating going around and telling everybody who claims to be a well-wisher about your life and its problems. However, it is definitely a plus to have people in your life who are down for you. People who are always willing to lift you up after you have fallen, even if this means that, sometimes, they’ll laugh first.
It’s so important to have people in your corner. Don’t forget that it’s a corner, so you can’t have an entire army in there. You want the people who keep you pumped up and ready for your next fight. Those are the vital people. If you have a mission as big as Moses’, as we all do, an Aaron or Aarons are so necessary.
If you don’t have an Aaron right now, you really only need one, and if you have more than one, look how blessed you are! If not, it would be great to find someone you can trust and someone who believes the best about you, no matter what. Someone who knows your weaknesses and your faults, but chooses to look past them at the right time, when that’s not what you need to be focused on. To give you a necessary pep talk when you need it and if necessary, fight with you in the trenches.
We can count on God, He’s a given, and he’s always going to be there. He uses humans to do a lot of his work as well. So, go and get you an Aaron. Then proceed to excel at your mission.
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