“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”
By Heather Djunga
Do these excuses sound familiar? I can’t Lord. I’m too small. Too awkward. Too weak. Too flawed.
What are they going to say? What are they going to think?
Well really, since when did any move of God require approval from a board of directors?
If God has asked you to go somewhere, He will go with you.
If He has called you to it, He will make it happen, He will provide for the assignment, He will give the training, He will give the victory.
He already knew your weaknesses when He called you. He saw you were a little funny. In fact, He made you that way… He equipped you with strengths but also with weaknesses. It’s not a coincidence we are all a little funny.
He knew that when you stood before Goliath, even if He had made you with just strengths, and skipped the weaknesses, this wouldn’t suffice. Human strength is not enough.
But those weak dispositions in you – they get you reaching for Him, crying out to Him, leaning on Him. These dispositions, says Jesus, are what makes a person blessed. The meek, the humble, the weak, the spiritually hungry are called blessed. They’re the ones who know they need God.
So when you face Goliath, it’s His strength that shines through because seeing your weakness and incapability, you have given Him permission to take over; and when you open the door for Him to fight your battles for you, He will.
God will use you gifts and talents but when it comes to the crunch – when it’s you on the battlefield against the enemy, He doesn’t expect you to fight the battle. He will work through what He has given you, but it is His battle.
It’s not about you. It’s about Him. It’s His responsibility to fulfill His promise. It’s Him who will show Himself faithful.
Today, give Him your confidence and let Him give you His.
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