“What if they don’t believe me?” Moses asked God in Exodus 4 as God mapped out Moses’ mission of freeing the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

Moses had all kinds of questions and doubts about this huge task that God was setting before him.Jan 22b Equipped

God replied to him, “What is that in your hand.”

God had already equipped Moses.  God was going to use Moses’ shepherd staff and it was already in his hand.

God says the same to us today when we have doubts about what he is calling us to do.  We often don’t think we’re good enough to make a significant contribution to the kingdom of God.  We wonder what we could possibly do for God.

God responds with “What is that in your hand.”

What do we already have that we can use for God’s purposes?  Our house?  Our car?  He also gives us our passions – do we have a passion for kids?  A passion for the hungry?  A passion for new believers?  A passion for mentally or physically challenged people?  A passion for the grieving?  A passion to help where ever we can help?

God has given us both material things to use for his kingdom and he has given us the things we’re passionate about – to use for his kingdom.

We just need to step out in faith alongside Moses using whatever is already in our hand.

When we do our part, God always comes through with his part.

Thank you, Abba Father.

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