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Moses experienced it, he let his disappointment determine his actions and attitude. When he was frustrated in the desert, Moses stroke the rock instead of speaking to it. Moses let his frustration show up beyond obedience. That action kept him from going into the promised land.
It’s obvious that the moral of the story is to obey God. And Moses eventually got it down.
Right before the Israelites were about to enter the promised land, Moses turned the reigns of his leadership to Joshua. He obeyed God who was not letting him enter the promised land.
I put myself in Moses shoes and it would be hard. Here’s this guy who endured criticism and rebellion from the people that he was leading. The same people who got the whole Israelite nation detoured from their destination for 40 years because of their lack of faith and disobedience.
And after going through all of that he doesn’t even get to reap in the benefits. Wouldn’t that seem unjust?
But Moses seems at peace. I’m sure he would’ve liked making into the land, but the Lord had spoken.
My prayer is to be more like Moses and show obedience and also to stop my attitudes and actions from being determined by personal disappointment. And it’s hard to obey and trust but God knows what he’s doing.