יציאת מצרים

The Exodus, is the story of the departure of the Hebrews from the Egyptians. You can read it in the Torah. Although a lot can be gathered from the book of Exodus, I do often see it as symbolic in our lives. We more often than not are born in a land of comfort, the same routine, having close friends, having close family, same job, same department store, etc- yet never acknowledging that we are a slave to our environment, fearing any kind of challenge that may one day pull us out of the bottomless pit. We fear making mistakes and are deeply ashamed of the mistakes that we already have made. Why must it be that we should be ashamed of our mistakes? Could it be that we are conditioned to think this way? If we recognize that we are staying in the same songs , can we change the playlist?

Like Moses, I am realizing that there is more to life than just comfort and being in special positions. Moses had it simple, he could of ignored what was happening to the Israelites, yet for something contrary to the common narrative, he saw that the enslavement of the Jewish people wasn’t going to fly while in his position. Of course there was a set back- he fled to Midian and married a Midian named “Zipporah”, the daughter of a midianite priest. They had two sons, Gershom and Eliezer. Forty years had been spent in voluntary exile. Then he returned and did his calling which was to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt. In life we often get distracted by gaining a degree in college, find a wife, have children, yet we fail to envision our vision and purpose. It is greater than what we think. Where you are right now is only your comfort zone: you have purpose, seek it.

Speaking for myself, I have recently moved with my brother, sister and parents to South Carolina. An exodus within our minds has begun. We all quit our jobs, sold/ gave away our belonging to start a new life, still looking for ideas to get back on our feet. We are forming dreams and asking God for his guidance to reach our potential and to not seek for comfort but challenges. Currently, I have been figuring out who I am as an individual and trying my best to challenge myself as well as looking for skills that I already possess and learning new ones. At the moment, I am seeking for ways on starting a business and determining which one would be fruitful. I am brushing up on my writing and lyric skills, even am currently in partnership with a singer from Russia, who is trying to launch her musical career. I am in the process of writing her first official song. If all goes well, she’ll be a successful singer. I am aware that there are two different outcomes, but at least I know what the result will be because I tried and did not allow comfort to push me away from trying. As for books, I’m reading two right now: the richest man in Babylon as well as the monk who sold his Ferrari. I have heard wonderful things about these two particular books. A couple of days ago, I enrolled myself in a negotiation skills class. I am aspiring to accomplish as much as I can. I have made many mistakes in my life, but it has led me to realize that I no longer want to live the same way anymore. Comfort can run away from me, my creator gave me this beautiful life, I will do my best to aim for the stars and I hope you choose to as well. The choice is yours, don’t disappoint yourself.

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