When the representatives of the tribes of Israel showed up before Moses, he told them to write their names on their rods. So Aaron wrote his name on his own rod. That rod was dry at the moment when Aaron put his name on it. There was no miracle yet at the moment that Aaron put his name on it. There was nothing to cheer about when he put his name on it. There was no victory yet when he put his name on it.
Friend, what you are looking for may not yet have manifested, but God says, put your name on your ‘rod’. Put your name on that business that is yet to bud and blossom. Put your name on those efforts that are yet to yield results. Put your name on the important gates that are yet to open to you. Put your name on those pains that are yet to give way to joy. Put your name on the hopes of tomorrow that are yet to see the light of day.
Aaron put his name on his rod, and when they all came back in 24 hours to see a rod that had budded, blossomed and fruited, nobody was in doubt that it belonged to Aaron. He put his name on a dry rod, and when a miracle happened, it still had his name on it. If you dare to put your name on your dry ‘rod’, it will still have your name on it when your miracle manifests. If you put your name on that dry place, it will be yours when fruitfulness begins to manifest.
Aaron was not ashamed to identify with his dry rod; and when a miracle happened, there was no chance that anyone would claim the miracle. Dare to identify with your dry rod. Identify with the areas of your life that are not yet working. Own your failures. Own the expectations that are yet to be fulfilled. Own the doors that are yet to be opened. Own the dry rods that are yet to bud, blossom and yield fruits.
As surely as the Lord lives, that same rod that seems dry today will turn around and yield results in a matter of time, if you dare to put your name on it.