“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?” (Judges 6:14 NIV)
When God called Gideon to save his nation from slavery and oppression by the Midianites, Gideon gave God the first excuse that I usually come up with: insufficiency. We know the end of the story, but Gideon didn’t. He simply obeyed.
He went out in the strength that he had. God made up the difference.
He could do that because:
- God was with him
- God was sending him
- He was not going to go it alone
God tells Gideon three different times within four verses, that He is with him. God reminds Gideon that it is God’s presence that brings victory and strength.
As a result of Gideon’s obedience and trust, God rescued all of Israel with only 300 men.
Are you feeling weak and inadequate today? By mid-week, I am usually pretty wiped, and don’t have much strength.
[Tweet “We tend to look at what we can accomplish in our own strength, but God looks at what we can accomplish in His.”]God doesn’t call us to be strong. He calls us to be obedient.
Go out today in the strength you have (small and insufficient as it may be), and God will make up the difference.