You Were Made | to use your gifts

God's cool-ness never ceases to amaze me. We don't have to have a lot of resources to do great things for God. We don't have to be rich. We don't have to be beautiful. We don't even have to be super talented. We just have to use what's in our hands.

I'm reminded of Moses when he asked God how he could ever be the one to lead the Children of Israel out of slavery and into the Promise Land. He basically argued with God. He gave the Infinite-Omniscient all the reasons he would never be the deliverer.

He stuttered.

He was a shepherd.

He had left Egypt.

He had even killed a man.

After listening to all Moses's doubt, God asked him, "Moses, what's in your hand?"

All Moses had was a simple staff-a shepherding staff. All Moses had was a stick...just a piece of wood.

You know, God used that staff to show Himself mighty and strong. God only asked Moses to submit his staff and his person and with those two things, and a little help with self-confidence from Aaron, God delivered the Hebrews out of 400 years of Egyptian slavery and into freedom. Though it took another 40 years for the Hebrews to understand what freedom from slavery was, Moses and his staff were the key to their freedom.
My grandmother, Sereta, is an excellent cook. Every holiday she plans and preps these fabulous meals. They are always plated just right. The dishes and table clothes always match. They are just perfect.

Recently, my grandparents found a leak under the house in the kitchen area. In order to fix the leak, her kitchen had to be tore up for months. She morned the loss of her kitchen, but on the day it was back in service we had a big, family party. After dinner, the family gathered in the kitchen. My grandma wanted us all to pray that God would bless that kitchen and use it for His glory. To most people that room is just a place where meals are made, but to my grandmother that kitchen is a tool that can be used to bring people into community with each other and into relationship with God.

Today, you may doubt that you are significant or that there is anything God could ever use you to do, but God isn't asking for you do something huge. He's really not asking for your most significant talent or all of your resources. He's just asking for what's in your hand. Submit what's in your hand to Him. He will do the rest.

Make the decision to submit what's in your hand, no matter what that is, to God. See what He will do with it. I think you'll be surprised. Who knows? Perhaps you'll look behind you to see an entire population of people following you forward out of slavery and into freedom.

We just launched our brand new Pearl Life group on Facebook and we are getting it started with a giveaway. Be sure to head on over there, join the group, make an introduction, and get entered for this awesome giveaway! Join the group and get entered here

Prize: "Work Hard Play Hard" notebook + $10 Starbucks card + $20 Sephora card + "She Will Move Mountains" Printable + and there just may be some more goodies in the pack ;)

How to enter: 

1. Join the Pearl Life group AND make an introduction.

*Extra Entries:
You receive an extra entry for each friend you add to the group and makes an introduction.

The giveaway will end on Sunday, May 28th and the winner will be announced on Monday, May 29th.

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