Not All But Some

Monday, March 9, 2020

Exodus 4:2 - Then the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied.

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by all the needs and opportunities. I see hurting young people, struggling parents, youth leaders with good hearts that may not have all the support they need, schools struggling, youth falling through the cracks. The list could go on and on.

The truth is, I can't fill all the needs I see, neither am I supposed to. Just as Moses was overwhelmed by the magnitude of setting his people free, God told him to look at what was in his hand.

What is the opportunity right in front of you?

You can't do it all, but you can make a difference in the place and moment that you are in right now.

We all live with opportunities and limitations. If we see all the opportunities but never act on any, then we sit in an overwhelmed state and never make a difference. If we see the opportunities and try to act on all of them then we become ineffective at any of them. If we focus on our limitations then we get depressed. But if we see the opportunities, understand our limitations and then take action within that tension then we can have an impact on one area. And we leave room for someone else to see the other opportunity and have an impact as well.

You can make a difference, not necessarily in all, but definitely for some.


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