A Leadership Mistake of Moses

Leadership Mistake of Moses

National Association of Christian Ministers How to Series: Ministry

By Michael Mooney, NACM Exec. Elder

In Exodus 17:6 God instructed Moses to “strike” a rock for the provision of water.

At another time when Israel needed water again (Number’s 20:8) God told Moses to “speak” to a rock for water.

However, in a moment of his righteous indignation, Moses called Israel “rebellious,” then rebelled against God by “striking” it is like he did before -rather than “speaking” to it.

I wonder if we are not often guilty of the same. When God begins a new work among us, it is easy to reject it because it is not familiar to us in the way God has moved before. Will you join me in declaring: “I will keep my heart, eyes, and ears open to discern when God is doing a new thing.”