How did I end up here? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Have you ever experienced being between a rock and a hard place? You can’t seem to go forward and you can’t seem to go backward. This implies that neither of your options is pleasant at the moment. In fact, it really doesn’t matter whether you choose the rock or the hard place, there is still going to be some pain involved in your decision. One way looks bad, and the other way appears to be worse.
In the book of Exodus, the Israelites were on their way out of Egypt after being enslaved over 400 years by the mighty Egyptians. They were on their way to freedom. Could you imagine the torture of a people that had been oppressed, mistreated, used and abused, beaten and killed; their identity lost, almost forgotten for 400 hundred years, to be given an opportunity to escape, only to have things go wrong, and having to find themselves locked between the Red Sea and the pursuing Egyptian army? They could have easily turned right or left, providing there were no mountains blocking them. Obviously, this created a panic-stricken atmosphere. The Israelites felt as if their hope had been dashed and their only option was to fold up and die.
At times, life has a way of pushing us into circumstances that will cause us to feel this way. Right now you may seem wedged between a rock and a hard place, but the divine command is to move forward. That was the command God gave Moses for the people. He told them to stop crying, and march forward! Moses said that the Lord will fight for you. What does it mean to move forward? It means to keep on believing in yourself, your dream, your vision, the plan God has for you, despite how despairing your circumstances appear. Despite the odds that have piled against you. It is the purpose of God that you fulfill your divine destiny. God wants to gain glory out of your life. As He’d told Moses, “I will gain glory for Myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.”
I want you to know, my friend that the fight was over before it even started. The fight has been fixed in your favor and the outcome has been predetermined. The Lord of host is strong and mighty, and strong to deliver! The Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever! Just move forward in faith, trusting that God had already worked out everything concerning you.