Protect the Promise to Fulfill the Vision
Three things I learned from Zipporah.
To the woman who is married to a promise.
1. His problem is your problem; his promise is now your promise
Genesis 17:7-15 outlines the covenant God made with Abram. A sign of that covenant includes the circumcision of every male child among the children of Israel, if a male child was not circumcised then that person was cut off from his people and has broken the covenant between Israel and God.
2. Being a supportive wife means bearing our husband's burdens and responsibilities even when we do not understand while in the midst of doubt and confusion; displaying of lack of confidence, assurance, and security, even at the expense of our comfort and desires.
Exodus 4:20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
Exodus 4:1-23, Outlines Moses apprehension towards God's request, despite God reassuring Moses several times that He will deliver His children, Moses lingered.
3. As a wife we have to do what is necessary at times to protect the promise and to keep the vision alive.
Exodus 4: 24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him.
25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.
26 So He let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.
We often marry ourselves to promises; the promise of love, security, family and even respect. Many times we see the potential in our husbands before they do. During this season we are pressed to do what is required to be done by our husband, not because of want but because of necessity in order to bring forth the promise. This is oftentimes frustrating and sometimes during our frustration we release our husbands to experience the consequences of their neglect to fulfill what is expected of them by us. Let me encourage you to hold on to the vision of your promise.
Moses was able to accomplish the vision that God had for him because of a wife who did what she needed to when her husband neglected to do what was required.
Zipporah's action prevented the death of potential. God's vision was going to be accomplished, but where would Moses be if his wife did not intercede on his behalf.
Although Zipporah was not Israel's deliverer, she could be credited with the testimony of maintaining the promise until her husband got on board. And the acknowledgment of "if it was not for my wife I would not be the man I am today" was probably echoing in her husband's ear when he reflected back on all that God used him to accomplish.
Let us always remember to cover our husband in prayer and to protect the vision, it could be a matter of life and death or seeing the fruits of the promise you married. Do not release your promise, greatness is ahead of you.