I love reading about Moses. What a guy! God chose this man to deliver His nation and Moses tried everything he could to get out of it.
How often do we do the same thing? We complain. We resist. We fight. We worry about the outcome before we even begin walking the steps of obedience. Even if I didn’t read that God was patient, I would have to believe it based on how His children act.
We worry and become anxious. We sulk about past failures. We become depressed about our current status. We cry about not seeing a future.
God sits us down (in patience) and says “What is that in your hand?” God showed Moses the power that was there and Moses still begged for God to send someone else.
What is in your hand. I bet you have more than a stick! Throw it down and see what God wants to release in you. Don’t ask God to send someone else. Ask God how you will bare fruit with what you have.
4 Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”
2 Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”
“A staff,” he replied.
3 The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”
Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. 4 Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. 5 “This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”