Steven Furtick Sermon Can God Use My Mistake: God says, “I see your suffering, I see your slavery, I see you getting beat to a pulp by something that is driving you so far away from who you really are, that you’ve forgotten your identity as my child, and I’m going to come with a mighty hand.”
See, Pharaoh wasn’t going to let them go easy, it wasn’t going to be easy. He said, “It’s going to take a mighty hand. “So it took 10 plagues for God to convince Pharaoh to let His people go.
But God says, “No problem, because I’ll just keep putting pressure, and pressure, and pressure, and pressure, because my hand is power, my hand is provision, my hand is protection. So as much as it takes my hand won’t grow slack, my arm is not sore, my hand is not weak. I can set you free, don’t worry about it.”
How great is our God? He’s a good, good Father, That’s who He is, that’s who He is, and he is a good Father.
What is that in your hand? Now, that’s what we need to talk about for a minute.
Because if we are taught just God’s hand is protection, God’s hand is power, God’s hand is provision and you shout about it and you go out of here it’s no more different than Santa Claus is going to come down the chimney, If we don’t talk about the other hand.
God is sovereign that means He’s working all things together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
When I’ve heard people teach on Moses and how he answers this question when the Lord said, “What is that in your hand?” And he replies. “A staff.” And the Lord said, “Throw it on the ground, And Moses threw it on the ground, it became a snake and he ran from it because that’s what you do, you run from snakes. And then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail. So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff.
God’s hand can be on you in a very powerful way, but if you don’t figure out what’s in your hand, But the Lord said, “Do it the dumb way.” And the Lord loves that for some reason, He’s like, “Do it the dumb way, I’m going to show you I’m God.” And so he does that and when he does it turns back into a staff, and that same staff would part the waters, in Moses’ hand.
But why is Moses holding a staff to begin with? Past Steven tells us the only reason he was holding a shepherd’s staff was because he was on the far side of the desert, tending sheep for his father-in-law, Jethro.
The only reason he was tending sheep for his father-in-law Jethro on the far side of the desert in Midian was because he had killed an Egyptian and had to run away.
So when we say what’s in your hand and Moses says a staff we must realize that the staff was the symbol of a mistake that he had made that he never would have been carrying if he had done it right.
For those of us who have screwed things up, made a mess of things, messed up some relationships because you were selfish, not because God removed them but because you messed them up, we must understand that God will and can work with our mistakes as he did for Moses.
What he’s holding when God says, “What is in your hand?” It’s not just an instrument, it’s a mistake, it was never supposed to be here. And a lot of people come into a place like this, and I’m holding something in my hand that represents what I didn’t do right. pastor Steven Furtick wants us to know that we can always count on God to help us make the most of our mistakes.