I think it’s interesting that during his 40-year exile from Egypt, Moses was looking after sheep on Sinai.
During his exile “wilderness” experience, he probably had no idea that he was learning geography and survival skills that he would later need. He probably had no idea that Jethro would become a strong leadership mentor or that his “biding time” shepherding skills would someday come in handy as he led God’s people to freedom.
Have you ever been “in exile” or had a “wilderness” experience? Is it possible God was just giving you the skills you’d need later?