As we journey through this life both naturally and spiritually we tend to collect “stuff”. We hold tightly to dreams, goals, ministries, titles, relationships: even unhealthy things such as bitterness, anger, addictions, and disappointments. God was asking Moses to release a simple wooden stick, a Shepherd's staff so that He could transform it into the rod of God. When Moses let go, God was able to use the rod on a greater level for His glory and kingdom. Moses became a nation's leader, a rescuer, and he experienced the miracle of splitting the Red Sea, thus the delivering of a nation. What are we clinging to?
Let’s open our hands and learn to live holding things loosely for there is an abundance of life that He promises.