God is not looking for ability, He’s looking for availability
Judges 6:14 “The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”
When God calls Gideon to be Israel’s next judge and deliverer, he was
reluctant to obey.
He questioned God’s presence and his own capabilities.
When God called him, he was hiding. When God spoke to him, he raised problems instead of trusting promises.
One of his favorite words was “IF”.
“I will be with you,” God told Gideon, and God promised to give him the strength he needed to overcome the opposition.
Even Though God gave clear promise for strength, Gideon made excuses.
He saw only his limitations and weaknesses, he failed to see how God could work through him.
But God saw the potential in Gideon and even called him a “mighty man of valor”.
When God is calling us, GOD IS NOT LOOKING FOR ABILITY, HE’S LOOKING FOR AVAILABILITY.
Like Gideon, we are called to serve God in specific ways.
Although God promises us the tools and strength we need, we often make excuses.
IF GOD IS SENDING US, THEN GOD IS OBVIOUSLY CONFIDENT THAT WE ARE THE PERSON TO GET THE JOB DONE.
The Lord knows us far better than we know ourselves.
The best thing we can ever do is to take our life, with all its problems, failures and shortcomings and place it in the hands of the Lord.
He is able to take us as we are and transform us into something powerful and amazing by His power!
It’s time for us to remove the old Gideon within us …. and step into our new Gideon that possesses new strength and confidence in the abilities that God has given us.
Jooley Mathew Z