We’ve all heard of our mate Moses. Before birth, God’s hand was obviously upon him. The way the Lord orchestrated his life and protected him, was a sure sign of things to come – the call of God on him to deliver Israel. Despite the great call on his life, Moses faced very real emotions of feeling way out of his depth. Moses was scared, and very aware of his own weaknesses. So he called out to God for help. How was he to lead Israel out of bondage and into freedom? God replies back to Moses with a question, ‘What is in your hand?’ (Exodus 4:2). God suddenly shifts Moses’ focus away from the future and causes him to look at what is right in front of him – a rod. An old, wooden rod. Not a fancy, royal scepter (which he would have had before as he grew up in the palace). God wanted Moses to fix his focus on the very ordinary tool in his hands.
This tells us a lot about how God uses people:
God will use the most mundane and ordinary circumstances, experiences and people in your life to bring forth victory for His glory. Don’t overlook the ordinary.
There is a part of everyone that wants more in at least one area of their life. More finances, more opportunities, more relationships, more breakthroughs, more freedom, more confidence, more testimonies, more ideas…We could go on and on…. But if we are honest, are we using whatever small, mundane, and ordinary thing, is in our hands today? Let’s not miss the extraordinary in the ordinary, because we are expecting the extraordinary to come in a different package. God is asking us the same question he asked Moses, ‘What is in your hand?’.
A daily devotion for a better way of living.