In Exodus chapter 4, God instructed Moses to liberate the Israelites from bondage in Egypt. From all indications, nothing qualified Moses for this big task. He was not rich, his background was not great, he was not fluent in speech and he was even a fugitive. The only thing that stood him out in the crowd was his ordinary shepherd rod, which was nothing to write home about anyway. However it was transformed from ordinary to extraordinary just because he allowed God to control its use and it became the chief weapon used to liberate the Israelites. As a reward, God backed him up through out the remaining part of his life such that he recorded many unbelievable achievements for which he is revered till today.
Figuratively speaking, anything that stands you out in the crowd is your ‘rod’. It could be your position, wealth, background, power, education, beauty, physique, youthfulness, eloquence, etc. If you allow God to control its use to His glory and for the benefit of mankind, it will become extraordinary. Moses would have probably died unrecognized and unsung if he had not used his rod for the benefit of his people as directed by God.
Friend, God is looking for people to lift up in this age and time and I believe you are one of them-please give Him a chance. Position yourself rightly by first using your ‘rod’ to put smile on the face of at least one person this month. There are many widows, orphans, aged, poor, sick, needy, charity based organizations and institutions out there waiting for your help. Please help them! You don’t have to be a millionaire before you reach out to the vulnerable members of the society and the good news is that God will definitely reward you beyond your expectation (Mathews 25:34-40). May you not lose your reward and may it be full in Jesus name. Amen.
Finally, let me use this opportunity to commit you into God’s hands and may you be divinely lifted up throughout this month and beyond in Jesus name. Amen.
Jesus is Lord!