I have a confession to make, I am sometimes a “spiritual side chick.” Yes, you read that right, I am a certified spiritual side chick being just like Aaron and Hur, standing on the side lines being that chick who will willing hold up the arms of the leader. This doesn’t diminish my anointing, it does not take away the purpose of my position neither does it strip me of my blessings; it simply means I am capable of being where I am needed. See, somebody is getting weary because you are trying to find your place. Somebody is about to give up because you’ve been waiting on elevation and it has yet to show up. Somebody is at their wit’s end trying to figure out why you will not be promoted or why you haven’t been invited to sit at the table. Well beloved, sometimes your place isn’t to stand on the hill, sometimes your job isn’t to lead the people and sometimes your responsibility isn’t to be the one in charge. Just maybe this is your season to be on the side of the leader. Sometimes you may have to, “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you (Isaiah 35:3-4).“
In Exodus 17, when the Israelites find themselves fighting the Amalekites who struck Israel in a blind attack, Moses says to Joshua to take some men and fight because “Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand (Exodus 17:9).” However, Moses finds that standing with his arms outstretched, for a period of time can becoming tiring. Yet Moses knew as long as his arms were lifted, Israel would prevail but if he dropped them, Israel would lose. Oh but then, something happened. The bible says in Exodus 17:12, “When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up–one on one side, one on the other–so that his hands remained steady till sunset.” Aaron and Hur willing took their place beside Moses. They did not try to take Moses’ place, they stood beside him holding up his arms. And because they did, the bible says in Exodus 17:13, “As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.” Sometimes, my place is on the side and if that means praying for my sister as she prepares to open her school, I will do it. If that means carrying my uncle’s bible while he pastors, I will do it. If that means fasting for you, I will do it. If it means getting up early to war on your behalf, I will gladly do it. This is why I can confess that I am sometimes a spiritual side chick and proud of it.