By Shane Kastler
If you can read these words, then rest assured...God is not done with you yet. He still has work for you to do. If God were finished with you, then you would be dead. But you're not. So He isn't.
Moses thought God was done with him. When Moses was forty years old he went to the children of Israel with the intent of delivering them from Egyptian bondage. The Bible says: “He supposed that his brethren understood that God was granting them deliverance through him, but they did not understand.” (Acts 7:25) Not only did the Hebrews refuse to submit to Moses's leadership, they flat out rejected him. He had to flee for his life into the land of Midian, where he lived forty years as a shepherd.
At the age of eighty, God spoke to Moses through a burning bush and told him that he was to go back to Egypt and deliverer the children of Israel. By this point, Moses no longer wanted to go. Undoubtedly he saw himself as a tired old man. And he probably assumed he was near death. Moses himself wrote in Psalm 90 that man should expect no more than seventy years on the earth. Or if perhaps due to strength, eighty years (Psalm 90:10). Moses thought he was done. But God was not done with Moses.
The last forty years of Moses's life were the most productive. Though they were very frustrating at times, Moses walked with God in a way that no one else did. He saw glimpses of God's glory and he experienced things others didn't get to experience. He led the children of Israel for forty years and got them to the edge of the promised land. Then God took Moses home. Moses didn't get to enter the earthly promised land because God took him to a much better one. God took him to Heaven.
If you're still alive, then God isn't done with you yet. Your greatest days may still lie ahead. Seek the Lord while He may be found. Submit to Christ and follow Him. Don't tell God what He should or shouldn't do with your life. For your life belongs to Him. Live it for His glory and love Him with every minute you have left on earth. God wasn't done with Moses. And God isn't done with you.