Tell me, what makes you hide out? What scares you to death in this daily life?
Gideon was in hiding. Scared to death.
He had a chip on his shoulder, too – He questioned God Most High. Actually, He thought God was nuts.
Gideon told The Almighty his family was too poor for him to help God out.
He told the Father he wasn’t respected enough to be effective.
Gideon made excuses.
He tried to weasel his way out of answering his calling – due to fear.
Sweetheart, that thing that makes you tremble and shake and stumble around … that is likely the very place God has set a VICTORY.
Let yourself be called my friend. You are so much more than you think you are. You can do so much more than you think you can do.
‘Then the Angel of the Lord appeared to him and said: “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” …
“But I will be with you,” the Lord said to him.’ (Judges 6:12, 16 HCSB)