Do you feel insecure and weak? Like you are the weakest person in the entire world. Do you feel like the dream you have inside seems so far off or impossible? In Judges 6, the Israelites felt weak and defeated. God gave them the dream of the promise land and everyone around them kept coming around and taking away everything they worked hard for. That is how we are sometymes, we get the courage to step out and do what we feel God is calling us to do and then people come and crush our dreams and put us down. So much that we feel insecure and we question God.
The next tyme we step out, we feel that we have to try to do it in secret or hide it from others. We loose our confidence and boldness. Maybe you are at a point in your life right now where you feel weak and defeated. I want to encourage you today with the words that the Lord spoke to Gideon in Judges 6. “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” I know that you may not believe it yet, trust me Gideon even questioned God at first by basically saying to the Angel of the Lord. “Dude, how can God be with us, have you been watching what has been happening to us? We have been defeated over and over again. These big bullies keep destroying everything we try to do.
Where is God in all of this? Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?” Doesn’t that response sound kind of familiar? Do you feel like God has abandoned you in your tyme of need or insecurity? I want to tell you that God responds back to Gideon and you by saying “Go in the strength you have…” What, are you kidding me, what strength? I am the weakest of the weakest. I am the scum of the scum of the pond. I am nobody. Who am I that I can defeat anyone? Have you or do you feel like that? I know that I have and I have told God some of those very things. But we are forgetting something very important, the word that the Lord has spoken over us. He proclaims that “YOU ARE A MIGHTY WARRIOR and that HE IS WITH YOU!“
That is something to be excited about now. You need to realize that God has no enemies and that HE has already won every battle. If HE is on our side then that means, we have no enemies and that we have already won every battle that we face, not because of who we are, but because of WHO HE IS! Philippians 4:13 says that you can do ALL things because Christ is with you and in you! Let me repeat, it is not because of who you are but ONLY because of WHO HE IS! You are a strong and mighty warrior because of who HE IS IN YOU! It’s tyme that you get excited about the word of the Lord and rise up and become who HE has called you to be! If you only discover an ounce of the potential that you have in Christ, then you can change the world around you.
God has already given you the strength, confidence and boldness you need to face the problems in your life. If you continue to read on in Judges 6 & 7, you will see that Gideon finally understood the words that the Lord was speaking to him and all of his enemies were defeated, not by his own power and might, but by the power and might of GOD. RISE UP YOU MIGHTY WARRIOR AND GO CHANGE THE WORLD AROUND YOU!!!