Minute with Mike | March 2022
When Moses offered excuses, God took them away.
“What is that in your hand?” God asked.
“A staff,” Moses replied.
You know the story. God told him to throw down the staff, and it became a serpent. Then He told him to grab the serpent by the tail, and it became his staff again.
I’ve heard men say, “God can’t use me to disciple other men. I have no qualifications.”
I believe God tires of our excuses. He’s probably saying, “What’s in your hand? What do you have? What have I given you to leverage for the Kingdom?”
Take stock of your experiences – even failures.
Consider all that you have and commit to using it as you invest in the lives of others.
Moses had a shepherd’s staff. David had a hunter’s sling. Peter had a fisherman’s net. Paul had a tent-maker’s needle. Each used what they had to lead and invest in others. Follow their example and use the wisdom you’ve gained from years of life, marriage, work, and walking in faith.
A pastor once encouraged me, “Not a day of your life has been wasted as He prepared you for this assignment.”
That’s true of you as well.