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. (Exodus 4:1-2)
Sometimes we agonize in prayer over a particular situation and we ask God to give us wisdom as to what to do. We may wonder what is taking him so long to answer. Our problem may be that we are looking for the answer to come our way when the answer is already at hand. For Moses, the answer was actually in his hand. Moses had the answer he was asking God for, but he had to first learn that he could use his staff in a new way. God may be speaking to you about a new path, or, he may be prompting you to do the ordinary in a more extraordinary way. Stop and think about the abilities, possessions, relationships or experiences that you already use. As you spend time in prayer, ask God to show you how you can reorganize those into new patterns to pursue the new paths or ways he has in mind for you.
-Posted by PB