God takes the weak and makes them mighty. “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;” (1 Corinthians 1:27)
Judges 6-7 speaks of a man called Gideon. He was a farmer, trying to hide his crop from the Midianites. He was not a warrior, mighty man, or from one of the great tribes of Israel. When the angel of the Lord came to him, He addressed Gideon as “…thou mighty man of valor.” (Judges 6:12) Gideon was given a task. He was to “…save Israel from the hand of the Midianites:…” (Judges 6:14) He was not prepared for or wanted the mission.
Gideon finally agrees to go. God places His Spirit upon him. Gideon then puts a fleece out to God for confirmation that he is to deliver Israel. Then God cuts Gideon’s available fighting force from 32,000 to 300, just to make sure that they realized that God gives them the victory. “And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.” (Judges 7:7) God enables the Israelites to defeat the Midianites.
When God calls us to do something for Him, what do we say? No, I can’t do that. I am not trained, equipped, or willing to take on God’s challenge. What we forget, it is not our might, power, or intellect that God is looking for. He is looking for someone who is available and willing to serve. God will equip us.
We need to step out in faith and allow God to use us. It will amaze you to see what God does. We are weak, but He is strong.
Allow God to use you today.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001