Then the LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied. (NIV)
You already have all that you need to do what God has called you to do. This is a powerful thing to realize. When God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt, He told Moses to look at what was already in his hand. God then worked miracles through that simple staff.
Think about this for a moment. We often think that we must purchase this or obtain that in order to fulfill some grand scheme that we have convinced ourselves God wants us to follow. While it is true that God does call ordinary people to extraordinary lives, it is also true that He knew what He wanted from us before we were born. The work of our lives should not be about spending our efforts to get ready to do the work of our lives.
What is that in your hand? Is there something you are particularly good at doing? How could you do it to serve God’s purposes? Is there something in which you are particularly interested? Do you have certain resources? How can you work through what is already in your life to fulfill what God has called you to?
Gracious heavenly Father, thank You for the blessings You have poured into my life, blessings of time, resources, and talents. Forgive me for overlooking those blessings in the mad pursuit of others. Help me to use what You have already given me to be salt and light in the world. In the name of Jesus, my Lord, amen.
Copyright © 2012 by Steven R. Perkins