What would you do if you were brave?
When God looks at you, God sees the full potential you have. Not just the full human potential you have, which is enormous all by itself. No, far beyond that, God sees what you are capable of when you follow God's Spirit and are empowered by God.
You may not feel like you can do the things God has called you to do. Heal the sick? Raise the dead? Cast out demons? Cleanse lepers? Proclaim that God's kingdom is near? That may not seem possible. But with God, nothing is impossible. God can help you fulfill your best potential.
Perhaps like you, Gideon started out doubting that he was capable of what God had in mind for him.
In Judges 6, we find Gideon hiding from invading marauders in a winepress, trying to keep the grain he was threshing from being stolen. An angel came and announced to Gideon what God saw in him: he was a mighty warrior.
But Gideon didn't feel like one. He felt more like a nobody. Plus, he had heard stories about miracles God had done through others in the past, and he was wondering why nobody was doing such great things in his day.
What problems have you noticed that nobody is working on successfully?
What would you do about them if you were brave?
God, help us to understand your call on our life and to take action. Thank you! Amen.
The video below looks what you can learn about your call from God, based on God's call of Gideon.
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The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright, 1989, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S. A. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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