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The Story Of The Shepherd's Staff

Then the Lord asked him, “What is that in your hand?” “A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied.  Exodus 4:2 NLT

What is God asking you to do? When God asks us to do something, it will often be something that we cannot do without Him. For many of us, our first response might be to offer excuses as to why we are not the right person for the job. 

Moses was 80 years old. He was a fugitive for 40 years from Egypt and lived with his father-in-law. When God calls him to lead the people of Israel out of Egyptian bondage into freedom and the promised land, he offers lots of excuses as to why he is not the right person to do the job. 

God asks him a simple question, “What is that in your hand?” As far as Moses is concerned, it was just a simple ordinary shepherd’s staff, but it was much more than that. It represented his perception of himself and his problem, but it also represented his potential with God’s help. Eventually, that staff played some significant roles in the job God called him to do. 

We love to focus on our weaknesses, or at least they beg for our attention, but with God, all things are possible. With God, there is nothing that you can’t do if He asks it of you. When you follow God, you will more than likely go down paths that you could never imagine. Faithful followers will always be asked to do things that call for His assistance, the Spirit’s power, and great faith on our part. 

What is that in your hand? Are you willing to use it for God? The very thing you think is a weakness may be what God wants to use the most. Let God use you today to do the unthinkable. 

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT