The Rest Of The Story — Miriam, Aaron and Me

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MIRIAM

The oldest of 3 siblings, Exodus 7:7

Watched infant Moses in his basket hiding place, Exodus 2:1-8.

Led the celebration of deliverance from Egyptian army, Exodus 15:1-21

Was part of the leadership sent by God. Micah 6:4

BUT she questioned Moses’ authority. And God answered. Numbers 12

Miriam became distracted by someone else’s calling instead of staying focused on her own.
WHEN YOU BEGIN DOING WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT FOR RECOGNITION, YOU’LL DESTROY THE PASSION!

AARON

Was made a prophet by God to assist Moses, Exodus 7:1

Given great honor! Exodus 28:1-3

Stood between the living & dead! Numbers 16:47-48

He was confirmed by God by a miracle, Numbers 17:1-10

BUT Aaron wanted Moses’ place!
Perhaps he grew tired of playing 2nd fiddle to little brother.
NEVER FORGET THE AWESOMENESS OF YOUR OWN PERSONAL CALLING!

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”


When we are not operating in our calling there is confusion, competition, jealousy, frustration, resentment, and more. Something important doesn’t get done, we work in our own power and ministry doesn’t receive our best.

But when we do operate in our gifts and callings there is fulfillment, peace, teamwork, collaboration and usually success. Amazing things get done, things fit, we work in God’s power and ministry gets our best effort!

We must not forget what we are called and gifted to do and why we are doing it!

If we forget that everything we do is ministry, reaching someone for Jesus, creating places for people to meet with God, encouraging those who struggle, strengthening marriages, discipling kids & teens, then we’re just making coffee, telling Bible stories, giving hugs, playing music & singing songs!

Everyone has something awesome to do for Jesus!

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