“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.” Judges 6:15
The Israelites had turned away from God and started worshipping false idols. God gave them into the hands of the Midianites, who oppressed them severely. After a time they cried out to God for help.
God sent an angel to Gideon to tell him that he was the one to deliver the people from the Midianites. Gideon questions God saying that his clan was the weakest and that in his class and family, he was the least.
There are times in life when God will ask someone to do something very grand. It may be something he has never done before and is a larger undertaking than he has ever done. The first question many people have is who…me?
Most people do not see themselves as doing anything really great for God or in this world. They may have tried various things and have failed, so they give up dreaming big. They do not see as God sees things. They do not believe in the power and abilities of God. They see themselves as weak little failures that cannot do anything for God.
As a believer, these types of thoughts should never enter your mind or heart. In Jesus you are more than a conqueror. Jesus gave you all His power, and He has absolute authority and all power on this earth. If Jesus can take a few fish and feed thousands, or calm a stormy sea, or part the waters, or raise the dead, don’t you think that He can do great things through you?
David was just a little shepherd boy, when God called him to be a king. Gideon was just a man trying to make a living, when God called him to deliver the Israelites from the Midianites.
What is God calling you to do?
How are you answering Him? Yes, send me. Or are you saying, “who, me”?
Allow God to use you in great ways today and everyday. Be open to what He wants to do in and through you.
I pray today that you will hear God’s calling for your life; that you will trust God in what He wants you to do; that you will rely on God’s strength and direction; and that God will use you to bring many to Jesus in this world.