The steps in Moses’ life were to move from being a persecuted slave’s son to being prince, then from prince to sheep herder in Midian, then from shepherd to prophet, then from prophet to national leadership. Each step after the first was long and slow.
It is easy to believe that time has stolen things from us. Nothing can snatch us from the hands of our King, though. We can wander away or sleep away, but our only concern for being out of His will should be our own failure to stay the course. Don’t look back. Don’t look to the left or the right. Look up.