"The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?"

- Psalms 27 : 1

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Soul Food : You Are Much More Than You Know


"When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, 'The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.' "

- Judges 6 : 12



This is our portion of scripture for this week.

We all know the story of Gideon : how God used him to deliver the Israelites.

Don't you wonder why the angel called Gideon "mighty warrior"?

It's amazing, how the angel already called Gideon what he was later going to be (in delivering Israel) even before Gideon himself knew about his future task. The angel did not say to Gideon, "hey Gideon, you weakling" or anything of the sort.

Doesn't this make you wonder?

This only means one thing : God does not see us for what we are, but rather, He sees our future and sees what we are going to be. Do not under estimate yourselves like Gideon did (“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” Judges 6 : 15) but rather, we should see ourselves like God sees us. 
This is the trouble with many of us these days and this attitude greatly impedes our progress.
Instead of looking forward and seeing ourselves through the eyes of God, we see the past and weaknesses. We remember all our wrong doings and wrong choices and look at out present mis- happenings. 
We cannot press forward with this kind of mind set. God does not see you weaknesses or your past but He looks into your future and calls you by what you could be if you would just let Him transform you and work through you.

The other thing to hold on from this verse is that the angel told Gideon "The Lord is with you". That was the first the angel told Gideon. Of course, Gideon asked questions (“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.” Judges 6 : 13).

Don't we do the same thing? We ask, Lord where are you? Why is this happening? I know I have asked such questions before but the angel said to Gideon, even before anything else "the Lord is with you". What an awesome report to hear. Even before gideon voiced His questions, the angel already countered them with his statement. It's the same thing with us today, God wants us to know He is with us, even when the situation and circumstances say otherwise. He knows we are concerned and worried, but He wants you to know He is with you.

Don't try to understand God or figure Him out with your finite minds...He is infinite and even when we feel nothing is right and that God is nowhere to be seen, He is right there, with you, in that storm, in that tragedy or whatever it is. 

Another thing to note is that to be able to deliver the Israelites and change their situation, Gideon had to look beyond his weaknesses and background...He had to accept he was truly a "mighty warrior". That means, before the deliverance could take place in reality, it had to have taken place in Gideon's mind.

It's the same thing with us.

Before we can break free from our situations and let God truly work in our lives, we need to get that deliverance in our minds first and see ourselves as God sees us as if we had already overcome whatever we might be going through.
You've got to let go of your past, of your pains, of your weaknesses, of your short comings...God cannot work in your life with all those hanging over your head. You need to be mentally transformed by Him and realize all those things are passed away, they do not matter to God. He has forgiven you after you asked for forgiveness and as long as He is concerned, He has forgotten them ever since. ( "as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us." Psalms 103 : 12).

God wants to move in you and through you. You just need to let go of all that negativity and past, stop questioning God and look forward and begin to see yourself as He sees you.

Fear not, He is with you and He will always be. (So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" Isaiah 41 : 10).


May God help us to let go and see ourselves as He sees us.
Amen!

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11 comments:

  1. Amen and Amen and Amen. Thank you so much for posting this Hun, I really needed to hear this and I am sure others feel the same way. Its like we know this truth but we fail to apply it, I need to start seeing myself the way God sees me each and every day, moment and second. Without this I can not reach my DESTINY. What a revelation. How can I be where God wants me to be if I see myself as weak and unworthy. God help us to see ourselves the way You see us. Thanks for sharing the TRUTH Hun. Never stop.

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  2. Amen.... I like these weekly messages....I can relate to Gideon in many ways as I'm sure many others can too. God is still our Help in every situation and I pray we continue to rememba that regardless of what is going on....God bless you!!

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  3. wow.Amen and Thank you....u need to be reaching more people...like seriously...these words are not for the blog world alone....stretch your wings

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  4. @ Funmi : Glory be to God sis!! I am so glad this came just in time. I give God all the glory. By all means sis, start seeing yourself as He sees you and He will manifest Himself through you! God bless you sis!

    @ xflashinLITESx : Glory be to God sis! God is and will always be our help, no matter what! God bless you too sis!

    @ Tilly : Glory be to God dear! Your words have truly encouraged me sis!! May God continue to use us all to the glory of His name and may He continue to have His way in our lives! Amen. God bless you sis!

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  5. This post's timing was perfect! Thanks for allowing yourself to be used for His glory!

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  6. Amen!! love this verse.


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  7. @ Anonymous : Glory be to God!!

    @ NikkiSho : Glory be to God sis! Thank you

    @ Fashion Rehab : Glory be to God sis!

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  8. I'll be real, this is something I have struggled with and that I still struggle with atimes: Seeing myself the way God, my Creator sees me! May He help us and open our eyes of faith to see beyond the now and the here. AMEN!
    Great post Sis. May the Lord continue to use you! Amen!

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  9. Oh My goodness!!!! What a powerful message. Thank you for sharing what God put in your spirit. That will help me along my journey. Thank you again and may God for ever keep and bless you my sister.------Vonzetta

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  10. @ FunTó : Glory be to God sis! May God help you see yourself the way HE sees you! Amen to your prayers! God bless you!

    @ Anonymous : Glory be to God sis!! I am so thankful to God this is of help to you!! AMEN to your prayers sis! God bless you abundantly!

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