As Moses prepares to head up the mountain, I notice he does two things: he takes a trusted friend, and he does what he can to leave things in order before he goes. He knows he can’t go through whatever the mountain has in store for him alone. And he knows he can’t control what happens when he’s gone, but he can give his people the tools they need to manage the problems that may arise. It seems to me that this is what allows Moses to fully enter into the experience of meeting God on the mountain.
When you have something ahead of you that brings feelings of uncertainty or maybe even fear, how do you prepare? If you could only choose one person to go through it with you, who would it be and why? Would you consider yourself a micro-manager or a delegator? What can you learn from Moses in this story?
In prayer, consider something difficult that you are facing or will be facing soon. Ask God to surround you with people who will walk with you, for a heart that trusts others to step in and help where they can, and for the wisdom to be fully present to whatever happens, good or bad.