Then the LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?”
“A staff,” he replied…(Exodus 4:2).
The staff of Moses was used by God to perform signs and wonders. It was a powerful tool, not because of what it was, but because of who was empowering it.
We may think we have very little to offer for the Lord. Small talents, little gifts, and not much to use for Him. Yet, the Lord simply asks us to come willingly with what we have. Many times God uses what people simply had in their hands to accomplish great things through His power. The sling in the hand of David. The jawbone in the hand of Sampson and the fish and bread in the hands of a small boy.
Don’t be discouraged if you feel as though you have nothing to offer for God. God’s not looking for people who are overly confident in what they have to show. He’s simply looking for people who are willing, with the little they hold in their hands to be used of Him. This willingness will take us far with God if we are wise not in our own strength. The small amount of money, the simple things in your home, your sense of humor or quirky personality. The little bit of energy or the small amount of joy. God can take all of that and supply His power behind it to make us fruitful for the Kingdom. We just have to simply come as a willing vessel.
Moses simply threw his staff down on on the ground or raised it as God commanded and God supplied the power. I’m not sure what you hold in your hands or what you bring to the table today. Maybe it’s very little and that is good because God loves to take the little of our lives and multiply it greatly for His Kingdom. However, we cannot hold on too tightly to what we hold within our hands. It all belongs to God. Truly, I must hold everything loosely as I follow Jesus, knowing that at any time, He can ask for it back and He is good and right in doing so.
Lord, take the little I hold in my hands and use for it for your namesake. I don’t ever want to hold on too tightly the things you’ve blessed me with. Lord, I know that sometimes I get selfish and unwilling. Forgive me. I want to be like you, in Jesus name, Amen.