YOUR BEST VERSION EMERGES IN GOD’S WILL
About eight weeks after I stepped into Eruwa to honour the call of God into full-time ministry, a dear one was praying on his birthday and the Lord prompted him to come and see me. He was surprised that I was in town.
Eventually, when we got to see, I shared with him what the Lord has called me to do. When I was done, he spoke about how he was planning to exit town to the city to enrol in a school to learn the art of public speaking. I said to him, “In God, you will not just get the theory, you will get practical”.
Years after, he is serving in the ministry full time and surely the finest version of him for the season he is in keeps emerging per time.
This is the story of the Rod of Moses. For Moses, it was simply a shepherd’s staff but when he had an encounter with God and he laid it down, it turned into a snake. There was a version of the rod that Moses never knew.
Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you?” Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied. The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.” Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand.
Exodus 4:1-4 NIV
You do not know the full potential of what you carry until you surrender it to God. What you call normal in your hands can become a miracle when laid down for the Lord.
The Staff/Rod may be a reminder of your loss, but when surrendered it becomes the channel for greater things. Moses could have been looking at the rod and wishing for a sword but God had much more in store for a man who would not also let the chains of regret hold him down.
In your hands, it can pay your bills or meet your needs but in His hands, it can liberate a nation. In your hands, it can lead a few sheep, in his hands, it can lead a nation. In your hands, it is but a rod, but in his hands, it can confront kings and confound magicians. In your control, it is limited but outside your control, it is limitless.
Whatever you commit into the hand of God multiplies:
It was just one of the ribs of Adam that produced a complete woman. It was a little boy’s lunch that produced a miracle to feed five thousand. An empty fishing boat and nets being mended produced two full boats that brought a man into Apostleship.
The finest version of your life emerges under the management of God. You would not know how much a wonder you can be when you live in obedience to the will of God.
There is a greater version of your life, marriage, career, and ministry that can emerge when you walk in obedience to divine plans and follow through with God’s plan for your life.
May you see it. May you live it. May you be it.
temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa