It was during this time that God called a plain young man named Gideon who was hiding from the enemy, saying, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior. In return, Gideon replied, "but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us?" Gideon went on to say "but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family!"
Like Gideon, there are times in our life where we may feel overrun by doubt and fear. We may ask god, Where are your promises? Or we may say, I'm just not good enough!
Often, the areas of our biggest fears and weaknesses are the areas God has created to be our strengths. Its the areas the devil tries to steal, kill and destroy. But it's in the midst of our very fear and weakness that God calls us out. God calls us by who He has created us to be! He calls us Mighty Warriors!
Gideon went on to defeat to his enemies that once struck fear in the hearts of his people. No more were they oppressed or fearful. As God empowered Gideon, we too are empowered as we realise who God has called and created us to be! In turn, we are able to set others free!
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 NIV
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” .. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.