12 When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”15 “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.”16 The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.” (Judges 6:12-16)
“You are not expecting enough of me, you must believe me for more.” The message was clear. I was not trusting God for his conquering power over my life. I was expecting too little of him because I felt like too little. Just like Gideon, I felt unqualified and it was causing me anxiety. I felt like the, “weakest in Manasseh, and..the least in my family.” (Judges 6:15)
When we begin to believe God for too little because of our own shortcomings, we forget the GREAT God of the Bible who continually used those that were unqualified. I’ve been second guessing my own strength, which made me second guess HIM. Instead of realizing that my lack there-of left more room for the conquering testimony of my BIG God. Whatever is causing you anxiety in your life, whatever is leading to unrest, wherever you feel unqualified for, whatever might be falling apart at home or in your workplace, don’t forget that God used the weakest Gideon to defeat and conquer the Midianite army. It was through his strength and power. Let him prove to you that HE is MORE than enough, and can conquer the giants in your life.