A Defining Moment
So you’re regretting your past and your failures? If you allow all of that stuff to define who you are, you’ll stand in the way of God using you for His purpose. At God’s command, Moses threw down his rod that defined him as a lowly shepherd, all too aware of his own insecurities, weaknesses and failures. He didn’t want to do what God had for him because he didn’t feel confident enough! When he threw down his rod (His crutch, his control) God took it over and all the insecurities, weaknesses and failures became potential that God used in the life of Moses to lead the complaining, critical Israelites through wilderness wanderings. What’s your crutch, your rod that you hold on to so tightly? Throw it down before God and leave it with Him. Make this a defining moment and rather than hiding behind weaknesses and insecurities see them as powerful potential for God to use!
Exodus 4: 1-3
“Then Moses said, “What if they will not believe me or listen to what I say? For they may say, ‘The LORD has not appeared to you.'” 2The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A staff.” 3Then He said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it.…