What do you already have?
Sometimes I don’t feel like I have the right skills or experience or knowledge to do what God is asking me to do. That’s how Moses felt when God told him to go back to Egypt to free his people from slavery.
“What if they do not believe me or listen to me..?” Exodus 4:1. I can hear the worry and concern in Moses’ voice, can’t you?
And then God asked Moses to look at what he already had in his hand and use that to do what God was asking him to do. Moses was holding his staff in his hand. As the story of the Exodus unfolds we will read of Moses regularly using his staff in order to do what God is asking him to do.
Applying this to my life, I need to consider what I already have and figure out how to use it to serve God. What is God asking me to do and what has he already given me in order to accomplish it? I have a car. I have a house with chairs. I have leadership and writing skills. If I turn off the TV and close down my computer and lay down my phone, I also have time.
When God asked me to start writing this blog, I was already writing a different blog. So I had everything in my hands to do what he wanted me to do except for time. I had to take a couple of things out of my already packed schedule to fit the new blog in but God blessed my efforts. Here I am, 11 years later, still reading through the entire Bible every year and sharing the journey with you in this blog.
I have learned that it’s important to remember when God tells me he wants me to do something that I’m not doing it alone. God with his supernatural power is working with me – making the impossible possible. When I focus on what I can do, God takes care of the rest.
The questions God has for you and I today are – what is he asking us to do and what can we use that is already in our hands to do it.
Please open our eyes, Abba Father.