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Positioned On Purpose, For Purpose

A couple of times a year, over in The Devoted Collective community, we do a deep dive Bible study together and spend a bunch of weeks mining the depths of a book in the Bible to see what God has to say to us about it all.

We’re about to start our Exodus Bible Study on March 20th and so as part of the team I’ve been preparing for this by reading Exodus.

Here are some of the observations and takeaways He downloaded to me when I was in only the second chapter of the book! I can’t wait to see what else He’s going to impart as we get intentional about being in the Word together. (Sidenote: if you want to access the same devotions, video teaching and extras, then you can purchase the Reading Through Exodus course here).

Before you go any further, I would highly recommend you read Exodus 2 also. See what you notice about the idea of positioning and observation.


Here’s what I noticed:

Throughout this chapter, there is significant positioning going on:

  • v.1) A man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman Who you position yourself with matters. Are you aware of who you’re joining forces with? Who you’re aligning yourself with? It matters.

  • v.2) she hid him for three months Even when you feel hidden and unseen, that can still be divine positioning. Being hidden may sometimes be God’s protection. Don’t discount the quiet and unseen places the Lord may have you.

  • v.3) she placed the child in the basket You might not like where you are placed, but it can be preparation and protection for you from things you do not understand. Trust your heavenly Father that He will position you where it is safest. (FYI: being in the centre of His will is always the safest).

  • v.4) His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen Moses’ sister positioned herself so she could see what would happen. So she could stand watch. Are you intentionally positioning yourself to see what God is doing or what He might do in a situation? Are you watching?

  • v.7) Because Moses’ sister was positioned to see wha