“What is that in your hand?”

Exodus 4:2 Then the LORD said to [Moses], “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied.

God greatest miracles often starts with what we have right now. Where we are right now.
Moses was asked by God to go to Pharoah and to bring the people out of Egypt and to the promised land. But Moses chickened out. He was afraid. He believed he was a nobody and no one would listen to him. Don’t we feel like Moses too when God gives us great tasks to accomplish? Do we give excuses why we can’t do it just like Moses?

Thankfully, God showed Moses that with Him, anything small or insignificant in man’s eyes can become powerful. God asked him what was that in his hand? It was a shepherd’s staff for rounding up sheep. Would Moses use that to bash Pharoah on the head? Nope. Instead, God turned the staff into a snake!

You can bet Moses was shocked out his skin. God wanted to show Moses that anything we have, if handed to God can be turned into great miracles. This same God is telling you to not feel inadequate. He will prepare you to do great things. Just give him your little things.

Remember the boy with the five loaves and two fishes? He gave it to Jesus and He fed at least five thousand people. Amazing! What would happen if the little boy thought his food wasn’t enough and Jesus could not do anything?

God is asking you today, “What is that in your hand?”. Trust that He will use you in all your inadequacies to prove that everything was done through God’s help.

Zechariah 4:10a “Who dares despise the day of small things?”

2 thoughts on ““What is that in your hand?”

  1. I like the fact that, for a bit, Moses did put up some resistance to God’s wanting him to go to Pharoh, and tell him, “Let my people Go.” He talked about how he was ‘slow of speech and slow of tongue’, like God didn’t know, right? In the movie “The Ten Commandments”, God said to Moses (Charlton Heston) “I will teach thee what thou wilt say.” As soon as we say, “I will…” God can do amazing things with the talents he has given us and even enlarge them, for HIS glory. We just have to make sure our EGO doesn’t get in the way, or the game is over.

  2. Yes, you’re right. Only when we’re open to God’s leading instead of us telling God how He should do it can God use us effectively. God knows us better than we know ourselves.

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