What’s in Your Hand?
One of the most paralyzing mindsets for any woman is when she hasn’t discovered her worth and believes she has nothing to offer.
I meet so many women who feel this way and I, too, can identify with this. Although, it has been primarily in the past, the thoughts creep back at times.
God created us with beauty, gifts, and callings. Unfortunately, many of us have numerous reasons why we’re not walking confidently and faithfully in our appointed purpose.
One particular reason is excuses – I don’t have…. I need….What if….
I’m guilty along with a few other reasons but I believe the Lord has given me clarity through a recent bible study.
I must take what I have which may SEEM small and insignificant, release it and trust Him for the outcome.
I realize that if I continue to come back to the same place of discontentment, then there is a reason. It has taken quite some time for me to accept it, but finally, I get it.
I get distracted, I make excuses, but now, I understand Lord.
In Exodus 3:7- 4:17, Moses made excuses when God called him to lead the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage because he did not feel qualified. God asked Moses, “What do you have in your hand?” God had to show Moses that a shepherd’s staff alone was powerless but once committed to Him, it was power activated!
In 1 Kings 17: 8-24, God sent Elijah to Zarephath to meet a widow woman. He requested water and food but she responded by telling him about the “handful” of what she only had to offer. Elijah told her not to be afraid, take what she had (in her hands I might add) to cook the meal and assured her that there would be plenty for everyone. She did as she was told and not only was there sufficiency in food but an overflow of God’s power to bring her dead son back to life!
Lastly, Matthew 14: 13-21, Jesus instructed his disciples to give the people something to eat. They answered, “We have five loaves of bread and two fish.” Jesus took the five loaves and two fish (in his hands I might add), looking up to heaven, gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then Jesus gave them to the disciples and the disciples gave to the people. 5000 people ate and were satisfied!
What can we take from these biblical examples?
What’s in YOUR hand?
What gift have you been holding that God can use today?
Don’t underestimate what may seem small and insignificant in your eyes.
For that VERY thing could be the ONE thing that God has placed in your hand for a particular reason and season.
From these scriptures, it’s so clear what God can do with what we commit to Him.
The beauty of it is that He can take whatever is in your hand, bless it, multiply it and use it to empower YOU to accomplish great things for Him.
I am encouraged by typing these words.
I pray that you will be so encouraged that, going forward, you will resist the thoughts that you have nothing to offer in this life.
God has placed something valuable in every woman to give back to Him.
Whenever I hear those negative voices, I hear Daddy in heaven saying, “What’s in your hand? Don’t allow anything to hold you back. I’ve given it to you for a purpose. Use what you have.”
If this message isn’t for you, then pass it along and encourage someone else.
We must remember that we’re all in this together, so spread some love, hope and encouragement!
Love and Blessings!