I was reading about Gideon today, and I couldn't help but notice this conversation between Gideon and the angel of the Lord.....Judges 6:12-18
I noticed that God was speaking to who He created Gideon to be, and not to who Gideon actually was at the moment. You See, God doesn't speak to our old self, He speaks to who He made us to be.
But why, you ask? See, I too have asked this very question, which caused me to seek Him for an answer.
For God to deal with our old self, He would have to consider that the cross was not enough because the cross was supposed to have brought about transformation in us. Also, for you to "deal" with your old self and try to "make your old self better "you would have to say the cross was not enough for you, as well... Romans 9:16 says, "So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy."
So I have a question for you:
What is the Gospel?
Is it Jesus died to get you out of hell? Or Jesus died on a cross so that if you believe you can go to heaven?
Jesus Loves you so much that he took your place, forgave all the sins you have ever or will ever do, and set you free, changing you from a fallen man to a resurrected/risen son/daughter of the Most High King & God? And that in doing so, He also gave you Righteousness to be His Ambassador, and be like God in character so that His kingdom would be lived out and preached all over the world?
See, if that is the Gospel, we need to live it out.
1st) Start overcoming the things that have always beaten you down because God overcame
2nd) Start being the version of you that God sees
Every time God called me to so something, I have felt I was not ready, or I was unqualified. I have typically answered "no, please, anyone else..." and like Gideon, He always replies, "Jeff, Never the less, GO!"
When God is having a conversation with you & telling you to do something you don't feel your ready for (just like Gideon), we need to realize God is giving you authority to walk and accomplish it.
Challenge of the Day:
See yourself as He sees you and leave us a comment about it!
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