“But Lord, ” Gideon asked, “how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” The LORD answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together. Judges 6:16-16
Gideon looked at himself as the weakest and least in his clan but God sees him as mighty warrior. God chose him and the 300 to deliver Israelites from his enemies, that they might not boast about themselves but they will glorify God instead.
Like Gideon, I sometimes have this thinking, I viewed myself as a failure and helpless, doubting and fearful of the future. I have this “catastrophic thinking” that constantly runs through my head “what if I failed”, “what if I can’t make it”… lots of what if . The Father made me realize though I was thinking again about me, about my image.
This is not about me, this is about Him. I may see myself as helpless, I may doubt my capabilities but I know God sees me the other way around. In my weaknesses He can show His strength, in all my shortcomings He can show His faithfulness and in my limitations He can show His unlimited power. That I may not boast but instead glorify Him alone. Or if I may boast, I will boast only about the Lord.
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