No one can deny that Moses had a “burning bush” experience. He was barefoot and alone before the Lord God Almighty and his life changed forever. He was face to face with the “Unseen” and he “hid his face.” God asked him, “What’s that in your hand?” God was referring to the staff that Moses had picked up along the way. He was referring to a staff that you could trace back to God’s creating hand. He was referring to a staff that Moses could have picked up outside of Egypt or Midian. It could have been a staff like all the other shepherds were carrying those days, but it was Moses’ staff.
“Throw it on the ground,” God said. When Moses obeyed the staff became a snake, “and Moses fled from it.” (I would have too.) God told him to pick it up by its tail and when he obeyed it became a staff again. You too can be used by God if you use what’s in your hand.
God took an ordinary staff that was good for leaning and defending and turned it into an instrument of power, miracles and deliverance. It actually became God’s staff in Moses hand. In that way God brought all kinds of disease and destruction into Egypt that eventually led to Israel’s deliverance.
What’s in your hand? What’s in the hand of those in your church? What use could that be to God when surrendered to Him? Our gifts, talents, interests and relationships may seem little and ordinary to us, but when surrendered to God they can be used to change lives. Moses rod wasn’t much, but enough. David’s sling wasn’t much, but enough. The lad’s lunch wasn’t much, but enough.
God is waiting on you to take what’s in your hand and throw it down. Then He will tell us to pick it back up His way so that He can use it to change lives. It could be an enjoyment of hunting and fishing. It could be camping and hiking. It might be a part of some club that collects or travels. Whatever your interest there are people, even lost people that God loves even more than you.
Great Commission Resource Centers are all about helping churches fulfill their God assigned vision to reach our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Contact your Regional State Missionary for more information.