When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon he said, “The Lord is with you mighty warrior.”
The measuring standard of the world is so out of whack. Those who focus on themselves and spend time building their own image are congratulated and celebrated. People are being called heroes for doing the weirdest things, and as a result, others look for that same recognition and step out even further into the obscure. Recently, two relatively unknown characters decided to write a song, call it ‘Unholy’, and act it out on one of the most watched stages. They were called heroes!
The most dangerous place to find ourselves is when, to be accepted by the world, becomes the purpose of our existence. If we choose to find our identity in what the world thinks of us, we will end up living a lie for a world that doesn’t really give aa hoot about us. If we want to find our identity, it can only be in God! We all want to be confident in this life. The only place we can find true confidence, is in God.
Gideon was a nobody in the eyes of the world. He never gained recognition amongst his peers. He wasn’t an important man. In fact, he came from the lowest family, from the lowest clan in the lowest tribe. In the eyes of the world, he was a nobody – a small scale farmer. Who the world considered to be a nobody, God called a mighty warrior. Gideon went from considering himself a ‘nobody’ to leading a nation into the most unlikely victory ever. He took 300 men, with no weapons, to defeat an army of 130 000 armed and trained men. Not because the world said he could do it, but because he chose to believe what God said about him.
When we put our trust in a steadfast God, instead of a wobbly world, we begin to see that we are undefeatable. Satan has already lost. God has already won. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is living in us and there should be nothing we fear. Because with God, we are always a majority even when it’s 300 against 130 000. There is no longer a need to fear when we put our faith and trust in Our Heavenly Father. John 1:12 tells us that if we receive Christ, we are given the right to be called children of God. And if Our Father is for us, who can be against us.
So, let’s accept that we are mighty warriors in Him. We don’t need the world’s approval to make ourselves feel loved. Christ died for us so that we might live. That is the ultimate proof of love. So, today, know that you are loved, not because of what the world says, but because of what Jesus has done on the cross. Be bold, be confident, be fearless and take on those giants you are facing. Because you are a Mighty Warrior.
Have an amazing day!