Exodus 4:1-4 says, “And Moses answered and said, but behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, the Lord hath not appeared unto thee. And the Lord said unto him, what is that thing in your hand? And he said, a rod…”
Situations most times blind us to the things we have at hand which can create the changes we need or do the miracles we desire.
Moses had a staff he used to control his cattle. But he never knew that the staff was an emblem of leadership and authority, a tool for miracles, signs and wonders.
How do I survive this task you give me OH LORD!? And the Lord answered him saying. The answer is already in your hands. What is that thing in your hand?
A staff, Moses replied.
And the Lord answered him saying, you see a staff, but I see a tool for miracles, signs and wonders, and an emblem of leadership and authority. Throw it down. He did and it turned to snake. Pick it up by the tail. He did and it turned back to a staff. The Lord used the staff in Moses’ hand to plague Egypt. Stretch it over the sea. He did and the sea divided. They crossed by dry land. He stretched it back, and the sea swallowed up the Egyptians.
Most times, we don’t know the authority within our grasp or at our disposal through what God has given us.
The staff in your hands can represent anything you have righteously obtained by virtue of your occupation.
In Matthew 14:13-21, it was loaves of bread and fishes. The apostles said to Jesus, there’s a child with loaves of bread and fishes in his hands but what was that among many? But Jesus Christ collected them, gave thanks and shared them and behold, it was more than enough.
In 1Kings 17:7-16,it was a little flour in the hands of a widow and Prophet Elijah asked her to prepare bread for him from it. First for him, the Prophet, and then for her and her child. She did so and she never lacked throughout the famine.
In 2kings 4:1-7, it was a widow whose husband was a prophet. Her husband accumulated debts before he died. Those her husband was owing came threatening her. She pleaded with the man of God. And the man of God asked her what she had in her hands. She said she had oil. He instructed her to go and get as many containers she could get and go inside her house, lock the door and pour into the containers the little oil she had. She kept pouring and the oil never ceased until all the containers where filled up.
What is that thing in your hands? I pray that the Lord will work miracles, signs and wonders for you and through you for the people around you in Jesus Christ name, AMEN.
You must be busy for God to employ you in His business.
You must be useful to yourself for God to find you useful to Him.
You must be profitable to yourself for you to be profitable to the Lord.
You must be employed – whether self employed or otherwise – for you to be employable in God’s business.
God must find you doing something. He doesn’t deal with or enter into partnership or employ lazy individuals in His affairs.
In Genesis 1: 28, the Lord said,”…subdue the earth…” So He expects us to be busy and never idle for an idle mind is a devil’s workshop.
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Amos were shepherds before they were called.
Micha and Elisha were farmers and the Lord found them useful to Him.
Peter was a fisherman and Jesus made him fishers of men.
Paul was a lawyer, very educated and he wrote most of the epistles.
Luke was a doctor and I believe he tended to Paul’s wounds.
Joseph was a carpenter and God made him a foster father to Jesus Christ.
What is that thing in your hands?
God bless you.