One of the biggest miracles any of us need in our lives
is to see ourselves as God sees us.
Did you know your mirror lies? Not just mirrors at the fair, but your mirror at home. You can look at your image and see things that aren’t there and miss things that are.
You may see yourself as unattractive, when you’re not. You may see yourself as athletic while others see you as overweight and flabby. You may look into your mirror and see someone shy and introspective while the person looking back at you really just needs a push to move into new relationships.
This list could go on but the point is, we seldom analyze ourselves accurately. We all see others through filters of some kind, and we use filters when thinking about ourselves.
In Judges chapters 6-8 we find Gideon being called by an angel to take on the assignment of ridding Israel of Midianite rule. He addressed Gideon thus: “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor!” Judges 6:12 ESV Which causes Gideon to whip out his resume and stumble through the most dismal personal assessment ever given to a prospective employer.
“Please Lord,” he responds. “My clan is the weakest in our tribe and I am the least in our family.” In other words … “you’ve got the wrong guy because I know myself and I could never do that.”
But Someone knew him better than he knew himself. God had long before this moment chosen Gideon … knowing he was perfect for what needed to be done. As you read through these three chapters you will see God polish and strengthen what was already there as He prepared Gideon to lead his army against 400 to 1 odds.
So what about you? Have any idea what’s inside you? Has your mirror given you all the wrong answers about who you really are and what you really possess? What if you lived your entire life and never let God’s ‘Super Hero’ out to accomplish his purpose in your life.
Isn’t it time to let your Creator tell his story through you?
“ For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art],
created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed,
renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God
prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set],
so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He
prearranged and made ready for us].” Ephesians 2:10 Amplified Bible