How God Instills Confidence In You To Achieve The Impossible Through You

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In the world’s view, Gideon was a nobody. His tribe is recognized as the weakest in Manasseh and he being the weakest in his family.

The story finds him hiding from the enemy in a winepress. Not a great pedigree and not the kind of person you would tap on the shoulder to lead a band of 300 men against 10,000. But God chose such a man.

In spite of his heritage, social status, being broke financially and having a puny self-image, the Angel of the Lord calls Gideon to do the impossible.

Judges 6:11-16   “Now the angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites. 12 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him (Gideon)and said to him, “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.” 13 And Gideon said to him,…”the Lord has forsaken us and given us into the hand of Midian.” 14 And the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; do not I send you?” 15 And he said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” 16 And the Lord said to him, “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.”

How we see ourself and how heaven sees us can be miles apart. In most cases, like Gideon, we see ourselves as broken, weak and incapable, starring at our shortcomings, failures and lack. God sees things differently. He invites us into the realm of the impossible and “calls those things which do not exist as though they did. (Romans 4:17).”

He loves calling us into things where we feel under qualified, insecure and incompetent. He does this to make us dependent on Him. You might be feeling like this now. The mountain is high. The road is long. The resources are thin.

HOW GOD INSTILLS CONFIDENCE

How does God instill confidence in Gideon to take on a project that is way bigger than himself? How does He move his heart to hurdle his own incompetence and insecurity?

Look closely at what God says to Gideon. Two things appear in scripture that guarantees Gideon’s success. Here they are:

  1. I am sending you. (verse 14)
  2. I will be with you. (verse 16)

14 And the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; do not I send you?” 16 And the Lord said to him, “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.”

That’s it and that’s enough.  Just a God-breathed commission with God-centered communion.

  • → I’m sending you: defines his purpose.
  • → I’ll be with you: guarantees his success.

God used this same prescription with Moses, Abraham, David, Solomon, the Prophets, the Apostle Paul and many others.

If you can answer these two questions (below) with confidence then there is no mountain is too high, no road is too long and the resources you have will be enough.

  • Has God sent me?
  • Is God with me?

If the answer is yes to the two questions above, there is nothing that will stop you! Lift your head up, stay tight with the Lord, work hard and you will find success!  The road is never easy but victory is guaranteed!


Response: Love to get your thoughts on this. Have you ever experienced such a season in your own life? Describe it? If not, simply add a comment regarding your thoughts on this post.


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Teresa
7 years ago

God always make it so simple. We make it hard. “God is with us!!!” Thanks for the encouragement because the road does seem so long, so hard. It lightens everything when we remember and act on those two truths. Thank you.

7 years ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

thanks for this…amazing that same story came up today in another devo I was reading… I guess my struggle is a little bit with the question: “did God really send me here for this?” I see His hand in opening doors, confirming, & giftings that have helped me so far… I want to believe He sent me…I have had trouble being confident in my hearing for quite some time.

skip
7 years ago

This is such a good word. Thanks for sharing this.

Ms. LaQuelle
7 years ago

I am currently in this season and have been for some time now. Although The Lord has me in this season he has tested my faith time after time and has shown me his love, mercy and his grace. He has truly done the impossible in my life time after time and I am truly thankful and grateful despite my obstacles. Yes, I will be successful in every area of my life because, Jesus Christ is with me. I also speak greatness and victory in every area of my life as tho it was and will be! Thanks again Greg… Read more »

7 years ago

I really enjoyed this artical, those are very encouraging words I remind myself of that all the the time, next month I receive my ministry licenses and I will remember those words on that sunday, thank you for being right on time. God bless you

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