Leadership Lessons From Moses' Journey
DAY 2 OF 5
It’s plain to see that Moses became a rescuer because his life was rescued. Without the leadership and obedience of the women in his life, God’s plan for him would have been aborted. God’s grace was consistently revealed in Moses’ life through the presence of wise, faithful, and risk-taking women.
When I think about my own life and how I have become a leader, it is impossible to separate my story from the women who have shaped me. Like Moses, my life has been saved by the sacrifices, contributions, and faithful obedience of women. But the strong female influences in my early life were not due to the absence of faithful black men in my community. There were simply more women in my biological family.
By and large, women have been the agents of grace in my life, teaching me how to live, grow, stand tall, pray, take God at his Word, worship, praise, and, perhaps most importantly, laugh out loud. This is how women have consistently showed up to save my life, and I don’t know where I would be without them.
And women are the unsung heroes of Moses’ story. Men and women need to hear this message! We quickly forget that the Hebrew midwives refused to participate in the genocide, that Moses’ mother initiated a strategic plan, that his sister stood watch, that Pharaoh’s daughter hospitably welcomed him into her home in spite of his pedigree, and that his wife obeyed God when he did not. These women were leaders who served as God’s grace and protection for Moses to ensure that he would rise as a leader among his people to fulfill the purpose God had for his life.
God’s saving grace to all of us is often revealed through the bosoms, the hands, the teaching, the correction, the unconditional love, the sacrifices, the laughter, the truth telling, and the risks of faithful women. We must not forget to regularly acknowledge their leadership and thank God for them.
From A Sojourner’s Truth by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
About this Plan
We can learn much from Moses, a leader who was born into a marginalized people group, resisted the injustices of Pharaoh, was denied the power of Egypt, and trusted God even when he did not fully understand where he was ...
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