Coaches are challenged with this responsibility each year as a new set of players come into their program. Each player has particular skills, abilities and interests. To be successful and productive the coach must carefully and purposefully use these players that have been placed in his hands.
Moses questioned his leadership of the people of Israel. God addressed him with this question: "What is in your hand.?" Exodus 3:4
God then showed his power and purpose to Moses by using what was in his hand - a staff. For the entire story go to Exodus 3. He wants to show this same power and purpose to us using what is available - what is in our hand.
What is in your hand today? Have you frantically searched for direction, or answers, or a solution looking here and there and everywhere but missing what is in your hand? God will use what He has placed in your hand to complete His purpose in your life. He is with you and ready . . .
". . . to save you. . . to rejoice over you . . . to sing and be joyful about you." (see Zephaniah 3:17)
Once we recognize what is in our hand, the next step is handing it over to our Heavenly Father. E. M. Bounds was a Pastor around the time of the American Civil War. God used the pen in his hand to complete many writings about prayer. It is said that he prayed daily for four hours before he put that pen to the paper. Here is what he wrote about the way to approach the work we have at hand, "Prayer puts God's work in his hands-and keeps it there."
Let's place what is in our hand into God's hands. Here is a simple prayer . . .
"Today I give you what is in my hand. Please use it for your honor, for your glory, and for your purpose in my life. In Jesus Name, Amen."
Blessings . . . as God uses what is in your hand.
NOTE: For another look at hands select the BEHIND THE BENCH tab at the top of this entry.
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