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Exodus 1:15-22

    Have you ever felt like you were too little? Zacchaeus, was a tax collecting sinner, who was too little to see over the crowd and not good enough to save himself. Perhaps you have felt like your skills weren’t enough to accomplish the task or you felt like you could never be good enough to be loved by someoneHave you ever looked at your “loaves and fishes” and wondered how God could ever use them?  God, the Deliverer, saw the needs of his people, and chose people who were seemingly small, to be a part of His rescue plan. Joseph reassured his family that God saw them and would come to their rescue. “I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised…”(Genesis 50:24)

   The Hebrew people were not where they were by accident. Joseph’s family, about 70 of them, came to EgyptWhenever you hear the words; Egypt and Israelites together, what do you think?Do you focus on the captivity? But when God sent the Israelites into Egypt, it was not for them to be persecuted, but it was for their provision. How many times did the Israelites rail against their circumstances? How often did they believe Satan’s lies about God not being enough? How often have you wondered why God placed you where he did? Can you identify times when you have had “the not enough blues”?  God not only sees you, He also wants to use you within the circumstances where you find yourself. “Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of the deeds.” (Proverbs 3:10)

   God can use little fish in a big pond to accomplish His purposes. When have you experienced being a little fish in a big pond? What was challenging about that experience? What did you learn from being a “little fish”? The Hebrews found themselves in Pharaoh’s pond and God was going to use some little fish to show His power.  The Egyptian pond was quickly filling up with the Hebrew people, they were multiplying at an alarming rate. The more that the Hebrew people were oppressed, the more they multiplied. God was going to use a woman to deliver His deliverance for the Hebrew people. Women were vital in putting the fear of the Hebrews into Pharaoh’s mind. Who knew that “be fruitful and multiply” could be a battle cry. God’s plan for deliverance collided with Pharaoh’s plan for power, and the collateral damage of eliminating a perceived enemy. Pharaoh’s plan to use midwives to perform his elimination scheme was foiled. These midwives were little fish in Pharaoh’s big pond. How often do I catch myself letting Satan’s lies about my inadequacies convince me that I have too little to offer to even begin to make an impact in God’s kingdom? The midwives knew that Pharaoh was powerful, but; “The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the King of Egypt told them to do…” (Exodus 1:7) If the plan to kill the Jewish boys at birth had happened, Pharaoh would have wiped out the Hebrew people. God uses little fish in big ponds. God’s enough is the answer to our “not enough blues”. God used Israel’s experiences in Egypt, and He will use your experiences and circumstances, to prepare for your assignments. God gave the Israelites,and us, the task of bearing witness to the true and Living God. You are not too little when your God is big enough.What is an area in your life that you need God to stand beside you in? Ask Him now to give you strength. “But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength…”        (2 Timothy 2: 17)

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