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“. . . or Israel would boast against [the Lord, saying], ‘My own strength has saved me.’” — Judges 7:2

Gideon was faced with a huge adversary against him, unsure of himself, he gathered an army of 32,000 men, as many as he could find to at least be able to put a good fight. But then the real Commander of the army reduced the troops to 300. How could Israel now hope to defeat the vast army of Midian and their allies?

That was exactly the point. The size of Gideon’s army had little to do with defeating the Midianites. To be sure, the shock and awe of the trumpets, torches, shouting, and breaking of jars in the darkness were intimidating, but they were only instruments in God’s hand. And “if God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). There was no standing army—fully trained and ready for a fight— in Israel. The people Gideon had gathered were ordinary Israelites. No wonder Gideon was afraid to attack. But the Lord would give them victory.

The struggle for faith often seems impossible. Not only do we ourselves struggle to hold on, but the challenges facing us can be overwhelming, and all that can make it difficult to hold on to God. Fortunately for us, God sees more than we do. We see inexperience, God sees potential. We see inadequacy, God sees a willing heart. You see, God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. he is a specialist in using ordinary people to do extra ordinary things.

I Declare: By the power of Gods Spirit, i declare that i am victorious through Jesus Christ! I am well able, I am anointed, I am equipped. I am empowered. My thoughts are guided by God’s Word, every day. No obstacle can defeat me because i am programmed for extra ordinary victories.

Ignite Thought: Genuine and long lasting victories are products of God’s power not human might or strategy.

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