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'What is that in your hand?' Exodus 4:2 NIV

When God called Moses, Moses was afraid to step out of his comfort zone. He didn't think he had what it takes to make a difference for God. The Bible says: 'Moses answered: "What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The Lord did not appear to you?'" Then the Lord said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied. The Lord said, "Throw it on the ground." Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake' (Exodus 4:1-3 NIV).

God showed his power through something as ordinary as Moses' staff. For Moses, his staff represented his identity and security. It was how he made his living as a shepherd, and how he protected himself and his flock. So when God told him to throw it down, he was asking Moses to let go of who he was and what he had.

When we have to throw down the things we lean or have built our identity on, it can be a scary experience. But while we hold on to these things, God can't use them. If we don't throw it down, our staff will forever remain only a staff. But if we have the courage to surrender it to God, it can become the thing God uses to show people his miraculous power.

So what now? What's in your hand today? You can hang on to it and see what you can do, or hand it over and see what God can do. Today let God use what you have.

Soulfood: Exo 20:1-17 Matt 5:1-12,

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