But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The LORD never appeared to you’?” Then the LORD asked him, “What is that in your hand?”
“A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied. (Exodus 4:1, 2 NLT)
What an eye opening question? How many of us find ourselves in this situation, well, in a sense.
Moses is wrestling with the thought of his own competency and ability. Human response many times is to look at our lack. What can I do? Who would listen to me? Common questions for most, if not all people.
Being called by God to accomplish His will is an extraordinary blessing and honor! The awesome reality is, we are all called to be ministers of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:19-20). We have all been called to accomplish great works (Ephesians 2:10).
So often we reply to God's calling with our lack. I don't have this or I don't have that. But I want to encourage you to look at what is in your hand!
What do you have in the natural that you can surrender to God, and allow Him to put His supernatural touch on it? For Moses, it was his staff. It was what he had in his hand.
In the natural, sure, it was just a stick. In the natural, sure, it was just his voice. It was when he surrendered what was in his hand by faith for the use of The Master, that those natural elements became powerful tools to free a nation.
What is God asking you to do? What is in your hand, and more importantly, is it surrendered to God?