Moses and the Red Sea (Exodus 14). Moses wanted to stand firm but God wanted him to move and instructed Moses to stretch out his hand and part the Red Sea. Parting the Red Sea was probably not something Moses had in mind. Fighting the Egyptians probably would have been more logical but walking through the sea? On dry ground? God told Moses to change his mind and his plans! This is how we become unstuck emotionally – we have to change our minds and change our plans. How do we do this? We let go of what’s familiar. We open our minds to the possibilities of who we should be even though it makes no sense to anyone else just as walking through the Red Sea made no sense until God allow it to be done. We release ourselves from the chains of old rules, old ways and old stories to become the person who has been sleeping inside. We allow God to help us become who we are supposed to be. Why not start today? “Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” 1Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on” (Exodus 14:13-15 NIV).
-Author Stacy Lynn Montgomery