Full of fear but you know....
Have you ever felt like you were full of fear but you knew there had to be more? Often times we find ourselves in this struggle... God has more for you!
We find an amazing example in Judges 6
There was a young man named Gideon, hiding in a winepress out of fear of his enemy and their attacks. He had an amazing encounter with an angel!
“The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said, “Mighty hero, the LORD is with you!” “Sir,”
Gideon replied, “if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all the miracles our ancestors told us about? Didn’t they say, ‘The LORD brought us up out of Egypt’? But now the LORD has abandoned us and handed us over to the Midianites.”
Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you!” “But Lord,” Gideon replied, “how can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family!”
Go with the strength YOU have, I AM sending you
What you have is already inside. Your job is to discover it.
Col 2:10 "and YOU are complete in HIM"
The reality is how you see yourself is how you will act! As a man thinketh in his heart (Proverbs 23:7)
#1 Who do you think you are?
Not good enough
We see pain He sees purpose
We see weak He sees mighty
We see outcast He sees needed
We see mistake He sees redeemed
We must not operate on what we see in us but what He says about us. In our new nature. (2 Cor 5:17)
Stop settling for the crumbs of comparison when God has called you to His table!
John 8:31-32 31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
YOU MUST KNOW THE TRUTH
When you all the TRUTH to define you everything changes!
#2 What do others really say about you?
If we could tell what the enemy says about us, we would have a 📈 of faith!
These are the things he (the devil) actually says about you -
"I hope he doesn't realize he's more than a conqueror"
"I hope he doesn't have a mustard seed of faith this time"
"Man, if he only realized we already lost 😭😂"
Imagine the level our faith would shoot to....!