Updated: Jan 20, 2019
This was originally written in 2013.
Moses was fond of the traditions and customs concerning Egyptian royalty. He thought, dressed and saw himself as an Egyptian prince. However, when Moses found his true identity, his life began to change. His buttress for justice had caused him to become a murderer and not the royal hero he ought to be. The prince became a runaway, a vagabond, and eventually a shepherd (not forgetting that he stammered as well). In the eyes and understanding of man, Moses was not changing from "glory to glory"; he was moving from an "awry to awry" end. But God's will for Moses was to make him identify and accept himself as a low, despised Jew who was born to deliver his people from slavery and exploitation in Egypt. He lived in Egypt as a prince, left as a murderer and returned back to Egypt as the appointed advocate for Israel.
It is an unassailable fact; maybe you have gained the PhD, or you are the face of the media, or the phenomenon in your school, or the popular boss of your company, but God is making some of us understand that our purposes will not be fulfilled in our current "quality of life". Maybe, you ought to be the novice and head-start student in the school of Wisdom despite your extreme college degrees. Maybe, you would have to be the porter who welcomes and assists instead of the top-ranked CEO you currently are. Some of us believe we can get to the moon soon but God says our destiny is not to rise up to space but to go down and dig deeper. God wants us to dig to discover and be filled with the glory that comes when we acquire the gold of fulfillment.
It is time to dump the Egyptian wig and ornaments, and wipe off the black mascara under our eyes because we are not ignorant princes and princesses. "But we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy." (1 Peter 2:9-10 KJV)