In Exodus 3: 12-13 God tells Moses he will send him to Pharaoh so that he, Moses, can bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt.

It is then that Moses asks God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?"

Now this is a legitimate question. Obviously Moses is asking for some kind of information that will confirm that this will work.

What is God's response to Moses' request for a confirmation? God says, "Certainly I will be with you, and this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you:…"

Now at this point one would expect God to give Moses a sign, in the present tense, in the present moment, that will confirm that the future work He is asking Moses to do will be successful. Here is the confirmation that God gives to Moses.

"…when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain."

The confirmation is in the future, not in the present. To see, experience and own the confirmation, Moses has to go on the journey. Only after Moses steps out in faith and takes the journey will he receive the confirmation he seeks. It is a Future Confirmation.

Why would God do this to Moses? Because this is the way life works. We only receive our confirmation that God is with us and working with us when we step out and act. It is then that the God and Creator of all can enter and create a new world for us. If we do not step out He cannot create. Once we step out He can enter the event and create the new. This is why our confirmation is not in the present tense but is on the other side of our stepping out in faith and service to God.

For this reason we pray, “God, give me the courage to step out in faith that you may touch my life with your creative presence, that I might see your hand and through this, my present faith be confirmed in the future you have for me. Your future be done, not mine.”
— The Wind Warrior Chronicles

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