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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
(From: Ecclesiastes 3:1-12 King James Version, KJV)
What Is in Your Hand?
Every human being who has walked on the face of the earth was designed for a purpose by God.
“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them” (Psalm 139:13-16).
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5).
Many times we feel inadequate and intimidated because we perceive that our talents are not worth much. However, God formed us, He gave the talents and He can use them for His purpose.
The Bible speaks of Dorcas whose abilities were with needle and thread. Yet she was so valuable to the church that she was raised from the dead to be able to continue her work.
Moses didn’t really have much when God called him to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. Just a staff in his hand. That staff stretched across the waters of Egypt and they turned to blood. That staff pointed to the skies and called locusts, flies, frogs, darkness and sickness into the land of Egypt. That staff extended toward the Red Sea and it dried up the seabed and walled the water on either side.
Jael had a hammer and nail that God used to destroy the captain of the host of Jabin’s army! The victory of that battle was wrought by the hand of a mother at home in her tent.
A little slave girl with only brush in her hand to minister to her master’s wife was instrumental in bringing forth a great miracle in the life of Namaan.
The widow of Zarapath had only a little oil and meal, but it sustained the prophet of God throughout the famine because she was willing to be obedient.
We have been passed a legacy of truth. What you hold in your hand may not seem like much in your own eyes. However, God has put it into our hand and it can be used to carry on the work of God and preserve the legacy for future generations.
Though it doesn’t appear to be much, use what God has placed in your hand to fulfill His purpose in your life!
(From: What Is in Your Hand? by Linda Gleason – Ladies Ministries President – Ladies Ministries UPCI Newsletter)