What’s in your hand?

Exodus 4:2–3 Then the Lord asked him, “What is that in your hand?” “A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied. “Throw it down on the ground,” the Lord told him.”

Look at God’s incredible question to Moses in Exodus 4:2

“What’s that in your hand?”

When the Lord asked this question, the only thing in Moses’ hand was a crude shepherd’s rod.

It wasn’t much. Just a piece of wood. An inanimate object. A tool of Moses’ trade.

……………. That rod reminded him that he was just a servant.
That rod reminded him that he was poor and owned nothing.
That rod reminded him that he used to be a prince.
That rod reminded Moses that his life was filled with vast potential at one time, but that now,
he was merely a has been, a washed up nobody on the back side of the desert.

God is asking the same question today to you and me;
What’s in your hand?

What are we holding with us?

Is it our sins, our past, our hurts, our negative feelings about others?


Are we filled with pride about our talent, background, education, freedom, health, contacts, opportunities, mind, passions, wealth, ideas, creativity …

What’s in our hand?

Here God also asking Moses to “Throw it down.”

God was asking Moses to throw down that one possession that was most important.

God wants us to “let go” … to totally, completely, unconditionally, absolutely surrender to Him each and every single day.
So ask ourselves today, “What’s in my hand?”
God can’t give us the blessings He has for us until we first put down the other things we are clutching in our hands.

Jooley Mathew Z