Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, heard about everything God had done for Moses and his people, the Israelites. He heard especially about how the LORD had rescued them from Egypt. (Exodus 18:1 NLT)
I’ve never seen this before until now. Jethro was a priest in Midian. Moses was under Jethro’s leadership for nearly 40 years. In those 40 years he learned leadership and the priesthood. He learned leadership by leading his flock. He had to learn how to take care of the weak ones that didn’t travel well. He had to learn how to find good pasture. All of those experiences were valuable to him leading the Israelites in the wilderness.
You were not born qualified; you become qualified. For 40 years Moses learned the wisdom and knowledge of the Egyptians. Moses knew the thinking of the Egyptians probably better than many of them knew themselves.
Likewise, it’s important for us to know what this culture is thinking; It’s important to keep an ear to the ground to know where the people are. Leadership is being close enough to relate, but far enough to be out in front.
What are you learning right now in your season? What are you studying that’s going to prepare you for the future? It’s important to take in all you can right now, because you don’t know what God is preparing for you in the future.
This is Harold Dottell Briscoe. Thanks for reading.