Updated: Aug 28, 2018
“When the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come back down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us. We don’t know what happened to this fellow Moses, who brought us here from the land of Egypt.””
Exodus 32:1 NLT
After Moses had built the altar, he spent alone time with GOD. However, the people whom he was praying for became anxious and they were tired of waiting on his return so they planned to deceive Aaron into being their leader.
When you are waiting on GOD and it seems as if it is taking Him along time to show up, be careful who you listen to and whose instructions you follow. People will not understand your wait time, therefore, they will push you outside of alignment with GOD trying to rush your process and manipulate you into stepping into a role or position that you have not been anointed or appointed for by GOD. When promotion comes from people, it's dangerous. People are fickle. They will cheer for you today and with gather to kill you tomorrow. Therefore, you have to be mindful of your surroundings, your hidden desires, and your emotions.
The people had lost respect for Moses because of how they referred to him. They said, “We don’t know what happened to this fellow Moses.” You can tell the way that feel about someone by the way they refer to a person. This fellow was the same person who had to plea and reason with GOD. While Moses was seeking God for instructions on their behalf, they were plotting. While Moses was praying for them, they were scheming, but they knew they were incapable of crossing the Red Sea without a leader. They knew that Aaron was the next best candidate because he walked closely with their leader.
The enemy will always try to get you to betray your leader. The people knew Aaron was anointed. The enemy knows your strength and your weaknesses. That's why they knew to go to Aaron, His strong leadership capabilities, and his desire to be greater than Moses.
You can be anointed but if you are using it for the likes of people, it becomes witchcraft just like a psychic. Psychics are gifted, but wicked. When your gifts, talents and anointing is not submitted to GOD, you'll operate in a spirit of manipulation. And you become enticed and a target to be manipulated.
Aaron saw how excited the people was.... you can’t serve both God and man, you are going to love one and hate the other. Because Aaron was anxious to please the people, he stepped out of alignment with GOD, betrayed his brother and leader, and put Moses in a compromising position.
In this season of your life, you have to be careful who is gathering around you and who is influencing you. It can appear to be the right thing, but if it is not what GOD said, if it is out of aligning with the timing of GOD, it is disobedience.