“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, and he ran from it. 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.” Exodus 4:2-4 NIV
In this text, Moses didn’t believe he could make a difference in his people’s lives back in Egypt. He didn’t think he had what it took, and that’s what transpired this dialog between him and The Lord. But God essentially told him to go and use what he had, and His power would make the difference in helping him to make a difference! This can also happen for you too, in your community, family circumstances, work team dynamics, etc. with exactly what you have in your hand! So like God asked Moses, allow Him to ask you, “What is that in your hand?” And then, consider these questions…
- Believe… you’ve been blessed to be a blessing, even if it has nothing to do with money! What do you do well through which you can bless someone else?
- How can someone who needs to feel needed and valuable help you in an area in which they are more talented than you? For example, someone who has been feeling down on themselves & needs to feel useful, is very organized, where on the contrary you leave everything where you lay it down. What can you do to help this person feel empowered?
- You may be in a tough circumstance, one wherein for example, with a family member or friend that you think you can do nothing to help, and it’s been making you feel useless. In what ways can you, instead of considering how to “fix” the situation, use what you’ve got to make them feel more loved, more comfortable, less fearful, etc. even if it’s making them their favorite home cooked meal, for example?
I invite you to explore yourself and any situation you’re dealing with in the context of these questions to find proof of your potential to make a difference. Please feel welcome to share what you come up with by commenting below; for that’s another chance to make a difference because it may bless someone else!
God sees the best in you! I see the best in you! May you begin to see it too!
Love you all with the Love of God!
Lukeisha Carr, BCACLC
Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!