April 26

Judges 6:1-40; Luke 22:54-23:12; Psalm 95:1-96:13; Proverbs 14:5-6

How does God produce the necessary boldness that you need to succeed in life? When God approached Gideon, he lacked boldness in God’s ability to change his people’s situation. God meets with Gideon through an Angel. He bestows upon Gideon a powerful name, “Mighty Hero”. He had never been called this before. But this is how God saw him. Gideon saw himself as a conquered person living under the domination of Midianites.

Gideon’s challenge was this (and it is ours too): He let his circumstance define who he was and who God is. Because they had been attacked, Gideon questioned if God was with him. Know this truth: God is always with you as a Believer! God has made an irrevocable commitment to be with you regardless of where you go and what happens to you.

What did it take to get Gideon to see himself as God saw him? He first gets Gideon to remember what God had done. Next, He told Gideon that God was not requiring more than he had. What Gideon had was enough to get him where God wanted him to go.

Don’t ever discount what you have. You have enough strength, stamina and faith to get you to the next level if you’ll just use what you have. You are not in a deficit at all. You have what you need to get where God wants you to go!

Tomorrow’s Reading: Judges 7:1-8:17; Luke 23:13-43; Psalm 97:1-98:9; Proverbs 14:7-8

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