And the LORD God said: “What’s that in your hand?” (Exodus 4:2)
God has entrusted each of us with valuable things that he intends for us to use for the good of his kingdom and the fulfillment of his purpose. What kinds of things?
- Special skills and abilities
- Unique perspectives and understandings
- Compelling passions and interests
- Education and experience
- Resources and connections
God has put these things in your hands so that you can make a difference in the world!
When was the last time you made a list of the things that God has put in your hand?
About 9 months ago, I made my list. Eventually, I came up with 15 things that God had put in my hand. After composing my list…I asked an important follow-up question: “How can I best invest these things for the good of God’s kingdom?” It took some time… but eventually a divinely inspired idea began to gel in my mind. It became clear to me that the best use of the things in my hand would be for me to create a search firm that raises up workers, resources, and church partners to make disciples of Jesus in the places where He is least known. Launching Compel Global has taken a measure of bold faith and reckless courage. But God has opened amazing doors as I stepped out in obedience to use what he put in my hand.
So…what has God put in your hand? How can you use what he’s put in your hand to advance his purpose and make a difference in the world?