“Then the LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” Exodus
Each of us is in possession of something. We hold it in our hand. Often it has become so familiar to us that we don’t notice it. For some of us it has become who we are. It is good for God Himself to ask us what it is that we are in possession of. We have many things which we are holding that the Lord would use. There are motivational giftings (Rom 12.3-8), spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12.7-11), and time, talents and treasure (Mt. 25.14ff) that the consecrated person must first recognize as having been given to him or her for the Kingdoms use.
After recognizing the source of the gift entrusted to us, we must surrender it to the Lord. Here is where so many have faltered. They believe that God’s blessing is for them and their families. There is a temptation to think in terms of being the recipient of the blessing only. But we are God’s workmen. The Consecrated Soul sees these blessings, gifts, talents and treasures as merely passing through our hands on to others. We limit God’s purposes if we become the terminal end of God’s blessing, rather than being yet another link in the pipeline of God’s grace. For the Consecrated, the gifts are for sharing.
There are many sobering verses that warn us regarding our accountability for the treasures in our hands. How we apply them will indeed, be judged (1 Cor. 3.13). But the Consecrated Soul, while aware of this truth, is not at all bothered by the dedication of what is in their hand, for they know that it is their great privilege to be used as a channel of God’s blessing. There is personal blessing to be the first hand witness of God’s miraculous presence, His outstanding healings, His divine provisions, and a hundred other testimonies that the Consecrated Soul sees first hand. This glory is incomparable and remains unknown to those who refuse the Spirit’s invitation to draw nearer to God in consecration.