What’s In Your Hand?

Is what you bring to the table for God enough?

Moses didn’t think so.

He was so convinced of his insufficiencies that he argued with a burning, talking bush!

I can’t believe I’ve never noticed this before in Exodus 4.

After God had told Moses what he wanted him to do, Moses asked, “What if they don’t believe me?” Although he should have asked, “What if I look like a fool?” Or “Why are you trying to make me uncomfortable?” Since up to that point in the story, he had only been worried about himself.

This is what we are concerned about when resisting God because we feel insufficient. We don’t want to look stupid or to be made uncomfortable.

God’s response was simple. “What is that in your hand?”

Moses answered, “A staff.”

Moses had a staff since he was a shepherd. A simple tool of the trade.

That’s all he needed (along with a cloak) to convince the Israelite elders. It had to be enough because it’s all he had.

You might feel inadequate in what God is calling you to do. But whatever you have in your hand may be your jumping off point. It’s that simple.

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