Arm of the Flesh
(#088 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)
Listen to Me, My precious little one; I would like you to consider My servant Mosheh (Moses) as an example of My absolute providence. I brought him up as a prince only to have his crown stripped from him. He would be a shepherd at the age of eighty, “an alien in a foreign land.” (Exodus 2:22) It was then that I called him to his true purpose, his created purpose. After forty years in exile My plan would begin, truly begin. Why did I strip him of his princely garb? Yes, he murdered, but I always knew he would. It’s what caused the murder that had to be removed. The arm of the flesh had to be removed, the desire to do anything other than what I purpose in his, and likewise, your life. If you pretend that whatever you want to do must be My will, you will wander in the wilderness. To get out, you must stay close to Me; you must stay connected.
The byproduct of the removal of the arm of flesh is humility and meekness, heavenly humility and meekness. From a murderer to the testimony, “What if they don’t believe me or listen to me?” “What if they say, ‘Yahweh did not appear to you?’” (Exodus 4:1) Please realize that the humility that I placed in Mosheh will also be placed in you. He would no longer be a man with murder in his heart. Now ready, prepared for every good work, Mosheh, a different man cries out, “O Yahweh, please send someone else by whose hand You may do it.” (Exodus 4:13) He was no longer supremely confident in his own ability. He was now a servant ready to be used. It was at this point that My chosen vessel was truly ready.
Know this My child; the talents you have are from Me. Have people noticed your attributes, the things that make you good at what you do? I will not waste those talents I placed in you. I will just make sure they are used for why I created you. If you are wandering in a foreign land right now, you might just rejoice. For it is here that the arm of flesh will be taken away and your new life brought to you. You do not need to wait forty years, however. Submit to Me now and enter your destiny My child. It is your precious predestined purpose.