“And take your shepherd’s staff with you, and use it to perform the miraculous signs I have shown you” (Exodus 4:17, NLT).
If you believe God is taking you somewhere special, then you must guard your thoughts about where you are. You can get so excited about where you’re headed that you despise where you are. Our negative thoughts about where we are often stem from our inability to see how it will lead to where we’re headed. God, however, is too intentional to leave you anywhere that isn’t leading to where He’s taking you. You need now.
Moses, the person described in Exodus 4:17, proves the value of now. In this passage, God is talking to him in a wilderness. Moses could have thought the wilderness was remedial because he went there after enjoying the finer things in life in Egypt. He could have thought the wilderness was repetitive; every day, he was taking care of his father-in-law’s flock. The wilderness, however, was resourceful. There, Moses picked up a shepherd’s staff that would be instrumental where he was going.
I’m writing to help you reconsider how you view now, or the place where you currently are. God is letting you stay there so you can pick up something you need for where He’s taking you. My prayer is that He’ll open your eyes to see what you’re gaining where you are. You need now.