What do You Have?
“And you shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs.” Exodus 4:17
When God is set to bless someone, He often uses and bless what they have in their hands. Even in our finances, if God will make one rich, you must have a work or idea He would breathe on. Though, everything we have is categorized as His blessings, the talent, skills, ideas, and work we have in our hands. So, He picks out of those things He has procreated us with and establishes us on it.
While the people were hungry in the camp group, Jesus had to use the available five loaves of bread and two fishes to feed the people (John 6:1-14). David was a young man who has learned different hunting skills in the days he would be in the jungle alone while hunting. I’m sure he knew how to use the sling there, which became part of his skills.
1 Corinthians 1:27 says, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”
God did not have to instruct David to learn how to fight with a sword or ax; He used what David has to defeat Goliath and give victory to the Israelites. That was the available, and it became a tool for David to be blessed (honored) at that time (1 Samuel 17). Understand that God is dynamic in His works; He can use anything to bless you.
Do not underestimate any quality or talent you observe in your life; it could be God’s deliberate blessing for your life. Be conscious of what you find unique and seek to discover yourself. Every humankind God created was created with a unique identity and greatness, and until you can discover and value that treasure, you might not be able to recognize it as the basis of your blessing.1 Corinthians 12:6 says, “God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.”
1. Lord, open my eyes to see myself. Let me know that which you have put inside me and bless the works of my hands.
2. John 1:16: Oh Lord, from your fullness I received, grace upon grace in Jesus name.