Moses spent forty years in Pharaoh’s court finding out he was a somebody, he spent forty years in the desert finding out he was a nobody, and then he spent forty years finding out what God can do with somebody who finds out they’re a nobody.
As the prince of Egypt, Moses was a powerful man. But he also wanted to help his fellow Hebrews. So when he saw an injustice, he took matters into his own hands. He killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew. God didn’t tell Moses to do this. Moses took matters into his own hands. He became a wanted man, and he headed for the hills. He should have waited for God’s timing.
Moses suddenly went from being a prince to working as a shepherd. And as far as the Egyptians were concerned, a shepherd was a disgraceful position to hold. Moses faded into complete obscurity. Once the heir to the throne of all of Egypt, he became a common shepherd to someone else’s sheep.
I think sometimes we grow impatient with God and want to take matters into our own hands. Maybe you’re a wife married to a nonbelieving husband, and you think you’re going to nag him into the kingdom of God. Trust me, it isn’t going to work. No man or woman ever will be nagged into God’s kingdom. As you live a godly life, your husband or wife will see it.
We need to pray about things, and we need to trust the Lord and wait on His timing. When the timing is right the Lord will direct you, and that’s when you need to act. It’s not enough to simply do the right thing. You need to do the right thing in the right way at the right time.