Numbers 12:1-10 (NIV)
Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. 2 “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And the Lord heard this. 3 (Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.) 4 At once the Lord said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, “Come out to the tent of meeting, all three of you.” So the three of them went out. 5 Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud; he stood at the entrance to the tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them stepped forward, 6 he said, “Listen to my words: “When there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams. 7 But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. 8 With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord; Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? 9 The anger of the Lord burned against them, and he left them. 10 When the cloud lifted from above the tent, Miriam’s skin was leprous[a]—it became as white as snow. Aaron turned toward her and saw that she had a defiling skin disease,
Now that you've stopped running and know that God will always bring clarity to your assignment, it is time to be reminded that God has given you favor for the assignment. During a time of turmoil and chaos, it is important that we continue to model Christian leadership. It is important to be humble and meek like Moses because you have been assigned a great mission. It is necessary to be like David and be a person after God's own heart by living a life of obedience. It is pertinent to know that the mission will cause some suffering because it will have haters, naysayers, cynics, pessimist, and doubters like Miriam and Aaron. I encourage you to have the boldness like Nehemiah and courage like Deborah to see it through when the adversaries and conflict arise. Most importantly, always be aware that you will fall, falter, and flat out fail at times but because of the favor that is over your life, you will be forgiven! God will restore you by his grace, just like He restored Peter! During your own restoration process, you may be led by the spirit to pray for your challengers because of the agony and torment that they are going through for trying to go up against a person favored by the most high God. Today, I offer you as a mental note, although God has favored you as a great leader, warrior, or prophet, you have to do your part and stay humble, meek, bold, and courageous. You must know that favor is not fair and is not given in the same portion to everyone, so you will have skeptics and nonbelievers. Ultimately, because of the favor that God has bestowed upon you, know that you will always be protected by grace even when you waiver! Amen.