Gideon Defeats the Midianites – Judges 6:1 – 7:25

Gideon Defeats the Midianites – Judges 6:1 – 7:25

My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.

Do you ever feel like Gideon?  Weak and insignificant… alone and overwhelmed?

It’s easy to look at our resources and think that we can’t do it.  We study the situation, and conclude that the task is too great for us to possibly succeed.  The obstacles are many… the hurdles are high… and we lack the strength to reach the goal.

By all human measurements, Jesus should have felt the same way.  He was born into questionable circumstances, raised by a laborer, and ultimately had “no place to lay his head.”  Having grown up on the wrong side of the tracks, Jesus may have often overheard the whispers, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”

The same power and presence that was at work in Jesus was available to Gideon, for “The Lord answered, ‘I will be with you.'”

Despite your obstacles and hurdles… regardless of your sense of insignificance and insecurity… no matter your resources, know that the same power and presence is available to you as you follow God and serve Him.

Does the place you’re called to labor
Seem so small and little known?
It is great if God is in it,
And He’ll not forget His own.
Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There’s a crown–and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus’ name.
– Kittie L. Suffield