I've always been a considerate, amiable, and compassionate person, so I never thought that a change in my economic and professional status could ever alter my conduct.
However, I learned that outside influences and professional ambition, if allowed can alter your sense of judgement. What I discovered is when I was struggling and financially challenged, I was more kind, patient, and compassionate to everyone.
The Lord told Moses, "Speak to the rock in front of the Israelites and water would pour out." However, Moses decided to do more than he was instructed, so instead he said to the Israelites, "Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?
In a challenging and competitive world, there is always a desire to prove one's self as competent and accomplished.
We allow the pressure from others and ourselves thrust us into situations to justify stealing someone else's moment in the sun.
Due to their thirst and frustration, the Israelites begin to oppose Moses and Aaron and press them to produce water for them and their livestock.Moses and Aaron went to the Lord for help, and he provided them with specific instructions.