If You’re familiar with the biblical account of Moses standing on the Mountain Horeb, arguing with God, who had enlisted him to be the Chief Emancipator of the enslaved Israelites (see Exodus 3-4), you’d recall the litany of comedic excuses that effortlessly flowed from the Patriarch’s mouth.
“I Can’t,” “Why Me?” “Who Am I?” “I Can’t Even Talk Right!” “Pick Somebody Else!” “What If They Don’t Believe Me?!”
The rifling rhetoric continued until The Holy Of Holies became furious with the mortal (4:14-17). God had done all He could to convince His creation that he was chosen for this mission and would not relent. “Moses,” he asked the stuttering skeptic, “What’s That in Your Hand?” It was a mere Shepherd’s Staff that Moses had trekked the mountainside with for the past 40 years. A Simple Stick, that when under the authority of the Eternal Almighty would become a serpent, which would soon devour the snakes of the Pharoah. A Divine Rod which would ultimately be used to part the Red Sea, leading the awestruck Hebrews to safety.
So What About You & I?
I must admit there are times where I have to slap myself back into the realization that I Don’t Need Additional Dollars, The Right Connection(s), A New ‘Thingamajig’ or Another ‘Whatchamacallit’! I Really do have Everything I Need to Begin or Complete the Task in front of Me.
And So Do You!
It May Not Look Like Much. Perhaps It’s Not the Latest Version and May not be in the Best Shape, but it’s YOURS and when properly placed under the careful construct of His Majesty, Miracles happen and soon the Whole Wide World will Witness the Greatness that is You, because You’ve Yielded Yourself to Someone Greater to achieve Something Greater…and IT was in Your Hands All Along!
I’m listening to Kendrick Scott’s “Conviction” as I write this…