The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior.
God sees more in us than we see in ourselves.
We see ourselves through our physical eyes, but we also through our history, our failures, and what have told us. God sees us for who we really are, and for who we can be through Him. God sees us for what we were meant to be, not what we have settled for.
In this verse, an angel appeared to Gideon, and he calls him a valiant warrior.
At the time, Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress. You normally thresh wheat on the top of a hill or a raised area so the wind will blow the chaff away. A winepress is built low in the ground, sometimes sunk into the ground. There was no breeze and no wind to help with threshing the wheat.
Why was Gideon in the winepress instead of up on a hill where he belonged?
He was hiding from the enemy. He was down in a winepress hoping the enemy wouldn’t see him. This is not exactly the place you find a valiant warrior for the army of God.
However, God saw something in Gideon that he didn’t see in himself. God was going to take Gideon from the winepress into the battlefield. God is going to show His strength and power through Gideon. We won’t go into the details of the battle, but God uses Gideon to bring victory and deliverance to His people.
God sees more in you than you see in yourself.
He is calling you to a life of faith and victory. He will use you as never before if you allow Him to. You may be in winepress today, full of fear and frustration, but God sees in you as a valiant warrior. He sees you as one who can bring help, healing, and deliverance to those around you.
The question is, will you believe what you say and think of yourself, or what God sees in you.
Look at that promise again.
The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior.” – Judges 6:12
Confess this with me.
How I see myself is unimportant.
How God sees me is what matters.
Today, I will live the life God has for me.
I will be all He sees in me.
In Jesus Name,
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