robert lindsay

Robert Lindsay, MSW, LCSW is a licensed family practitioner who specializes in mental health talk therapy. For over 23 years, Robert has been working with "at-risk" children, adolescents and their families. Robert serves as the Director of Clinical Operations of a mental health non-profit. He also consults with physicians in the local Emergency Department on patients, who are experiencing acute mental health crises. Robert is an author, columnist, consultant and speaker. Robert is the author of the new book, Rise Up.

God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” (1)

 

Moses was minding his own business. Long ago were the days of trying to be involved in the affairs of others. He spent his days tending sheep. He had come to enjoy this simple way of life.

 

When he fled Egypt, he wandered for a time until he settled in the terroritory of Midian, which is the area of modern day Jordan and Saudi Arabi. Egypt was miles away and years ago.

 

He was eighty years old. Forty years had past since he was last in Egypt. His days involved sheparding sheep up on the mountain side. Little did he know he would be trading his current sheep for a sheep much more difficult to shephard.

 

When God speaks, Moses is unsuspecting. Perhaps Moses was praying as he was guiding the sheep. One thing is clear; Moses was not prepared for God’s mission. Neither are we.

 

God tells Moses to go to the most powerful ruler of Moses’ day and tell him to let all the Isralite slaves go.

 

Moses offers many excuses why he is not the person to go on this mission. God is unrelenting. Isn’t God still like that with you and me?

 

Moses resigns himself to go. He is scared and lacks confidence. He says to God, “Who should I say sent me?” God responds, “I am who I am.” Was God’s response supposed to inspire confidence within Moses? Does it bring confidence to us?

 

God is! He is the same, without change and without compare. Living in the moment, being present and learning to live in the now of life is where and who God is. We tend to miss this reality as we struggle to live in the past or the future.

 

Take time today to sit in silence for 2 minutes. Focus on your breathing. Clear your mind, relax your body. Jesus is. He is present in this moment. The Holy Spirit is now.

 

Allow His peace, confidence and courage to wash over you. He is with you. He is forever, the Great I Am. “Be still and know I am God.” (2)

 

(1) Exodus 3:14

(2) Psalm 46:10