Some time ago I heard the story of Moses and the Burning Bush (Exodus 3-4) from the bible being told in a way that relates to everyday life. It had been about a couple of years ago since I've heard the interpretation of that story, therefore I had pushed it to the back of my mind, but this past weekend I was reminded of it.
Briefly, the story is about God calling Moses to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt and from under Pharaoh's control. When God called upon Moses, Moses gave God a bunch of reasons as to why he couldn't complete the task that God had given him. This has been me for the past month.
I've been on that Moses tip reeeeeaaaaal hard. I have been faced with an opportunity to grow, and up until this past weekend I have come up with 127 reasons why I couldn't. I've said everything from "I don't have the type of money I would like to have right now to complete the task" to "I need to get some things situated first before I do it." Then as I was sitting in solitude this past weekend trying to get my mind right, it hit me. I was reminded of what God asked Moses. "What is that in your hand?"
You see, Moses was giving God reasons as to why he couldn't execute the plan that was assigned to him and then God said, "Dude, what is that in your hand?" Okay he didn't say it quite like that but you see where I'm going. Moses then answered him and said it was a shepherd's staff. God then asked him to throw it down and Moses did, and it immediately turned into a snake. God was basically showing Moses that he already possessed the skills and resources needed to complete the task - all he had to do was use them. God was basically saying , "Bruh, quit tripping and do what I asked you to do. You got everything you need already. Just do it. I got you!"
When I thought about this particular story in the bible I immediately got motivated. I felt like this story came to me because God was telling me to stop worrying about what I don't have because I already have everything I need - and to move forward with the opportunity presented, and He'll do the rest.
We may not ever have everything we want to have in place to complete a task given to us or to go after a goal we've set. There will always be a reason to make excuses about what we do not have, but I'm learning that it's not about what we don't have. It's all about now, and what we do have.
Stop procrastinating and do what you have to do with what you have now. He'll provide what you're lacking.
What is that in your hand?
- Samjah Iman