Moses grew in Pharaoh's household and seemed like a man of destiny. Yet he experiences a rude awakening when his people reject him, and he ends up as a shepherd of a flock not his own in the desert for 40 years. In our eyes, we can easily be brought low and become bitter through these times of humbling but God does not see these desert experiences in our lives the same way. As with Moses, He uses these times to humble us, to become an instrument that He can actually use, attentive to God, meek, and aware of God's Holiness and faithfulness. God's challenge for us is to not shy away from these times of humbling, but to lean into them as Moses did and recognize that He is shaping us during these times.