Few months ago I was reading the book of Judges, and the story of Gideon caught my attention. When the angel came and said “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of Valor,” Gideon almost looked behind his shoulder to see whom the angel was talking to, with a look of complete bewilderment!
In the natural there was nothing warrior-like about Gideon and he certainly didn’t believe He could be One. Infact, when the angel met him, He was hiding in a winepress in fear of the Midianites who were ransacking Israel’s sustenance. It was right there in that insignificant moment that God decided to meet him, to completely turn him around and embolden him to accomplish one of the most impossible victories for Israel.
And He did it! With just 300 men on his side, he overthrew an army that seemed like a swarm of bees! If God be for us, who can be against us, (Romans 8:31) right?
Somewhere around the same time that I was learning about Gideon, I remember one evening, I was listening to a sermon on YouTube. One of the phrases that the speaker said, just jumped out and I just kept thinking about those lines over and over: “See yourself as God sees you.”
As these lines were running in my mind, my kids were playing in another room. After sometime, my little one brought a tiny little book from the library we have there. The size of the book was about the size of my palm. She wanted me to read it to her. I took the book from her hands and flipped the page, and to my utter amazement, the same lines that was playing in my mind, was in that tiny little book: “See yourself as God sees you!”
Here’s the little nugget for the day. The next time you hear voices telling you how weak and unworthy you are, remember to see yourself as God sees you!
“And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Judges 6:12