"Healthy, Overcomers, Purposed with an Eternal Perspective"
Scripture: “Then Moses answered (The LORD) and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The LORD has not appeared to you.’ ” So the LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A rod.” -Exodus‬ ‭4:1-2‬ ‭NKJV‬

Have you ever wondered, "How is God going to use me? Do I really have a purpose?”

Well, just like Moses in Exodus, God wants to use us for His glory!!

My book club, Hope-in-Christ, is currently reading a phenomenal book, “I Reign: A Survivor's Guide to Thrive” by Minister Annie Bell. In her book, she provides practical application for surviving childhood abuse. One of the scriptures that she quotes is Exodus 4:1-2.

After reading this section of her book, God has continued to cause the words, “What's in your hand?” to reverberate in my mind !

I have read the book of Exodus many times, but never has those words stood out to me until now.

You see, God is currently birthing His ministry through me. For many years, I walked in fear and self-doubt. I listened to the voice of the enemy telling me that I wasn't good enough. But for the past few months God has begun to speak to me, “I have called you to do my will! I have loved you with an everlasting love. All that is needed is already in you! I have already equipped you to walk out my purpose for your life!”

He then begin to show me the ministries and what is already in my hand in order to perform those duties.

For example, he led me to start writing devotionals, and proofreading and editing, all of which fall under my training from years of teaching English Language Arts.

I never would have thought that God would have chosen me for those tasks, but He did and and they are things that I absolutely LOVE!!

So the next time you are weary and questioning if you are really called and equipped to walk out God's purpose, remember how he used Moses.

Moses, like us, made many excuses, but God used him mightily! He wants to do the same with us!

You are already equipped! What's in your hand?



07/16/2016 3:26am

Amen, thank you it is a great reminder :)

07/16/2016 5:51pm

I loved this post soo much. It was soo needed for me, in this particular season of my life. It resonated deeply with me, so I thank you for sharing your heart and the question ("What is in your hand?").

07/17/2016 10:28am

This reminds me of 1 Corinthians 12. We are all SO important, and God is ready and is already working in us to do his good pleasure! Thank you!

07/18/2016 4:24am

Thanks for sharing this. In the past I have also questioned my abilities to serve God. But then a similar "what's in your hand" experience happened and I saw that God has already equipped me with all that's needed. Bless you as you continue to explore all that God has planned for you, Lynn


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