By Hannah Ng’uni
So he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house. 16 And the LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.” Judges 6:15-16
How often do we downplay our potential or abilities? For example, an opportunity for a job promotion presents itself, some of us might start to give all the reasons why we wouldn’t get it. Be it ‘I am not skilled, talented, bold, smart, strong, confident enough’ or it could be that we have never visualised ourselves beyond were we are now, be because of cultural background, what others have said, past mistakes and failures e.t.c
Similarly, Gideon had written himself off as not being a suitable candidate for what the Lord assigned him to do even though the Angel assured him of Lord’s presence. In this passage we see a God who views us as we were created, in His image and likeness. He calls us mighty man/woman of valor based on what He as placed inside of us and that is why He wants to use us for His glory. Gideon saw himself as the weakest, but the Lord saw him as deliver of the Israelites through His enabling power because He equips those He calls.
“who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began” 2 Timothy 1:9
Dear heavenly Father, thank you that You desire to use me for Your purpose and have thoroughly equipped me for it. Help me to see me how You see me and to draw from what You have deposited inside of me. Amen
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