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"What's in Your Hand?"Stuart JonesHave you ever tried to hide from God's call on your life? Moses did. He fled to the wilderness to get away. The hillside was a comfortable place; one that allowed him to live in obscurity. But God approached Moses as he tended sheep. When God asked Moses to speak to Pharaoh, Moses became scared. He felt inadequate. He prayed about his weakness to God and used it as an excuse not to do as God asked. Moses said: "I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled." (Exodus 4:10) Moses focused on his weakness, but God wasn't worried about Moses’ lack of eloquence, vocabulary or skill, but whether or not Moses trusted God enough to obey. Where Moses was deficient, God would be sufficient. Where Moses struggled, God would succeed. Where Moses was weak, God would be strong. How many times does God invite us to follow Him into an adventure? We run and sometimes even tell God that we will do what He wants "later." But, if we look past our weaknesses, we will find our answer. What is God asking us to do? Have we been responding with our own version of, "My words get tangled"? How often do we hold up our weaknesses and say, "Sorry, God, I can't," and then point out our weaknesses to Him. It’s easy for us to focus on our weaknesses. But if God asks us to do something, He will help us get the job done. If the job involves some of our weak areas, then we can trust that He will provide words, strength, courage, and ability where needed. Are we willing to step out in obedience now and not wait until later?