Moses remained in a solitary, nonpublic existence for a long time. It was as if — in some deep and fundamental way— he just let go. He let go of his dreams of fixing anything, helping anyone or even living among his people. Instead, he received what was given. He was offered a home in Midian, and so he settled there. He was given a wife, and so he took her as her own. He fathered a son, and it became a touchstone in his life, an opportunity to name something about himself with more courage and realism than ever before.
Ruth Haley Barton, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership