Text:   “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.

            Most of the time, many of us look down on ourselves and the strength, knowledge and ability God has endowed us with. This is because we do not see beyond our disadvantaged positions and weaknesses. More so, because we are not looking at ourselves through the eyes of God as contained in the Bible. For these reasons we make no effort to forge forward, change our situations and do exploits for God.

In our vocal passage, Judges, Chapter Six, when God called Gideon and gave him the responsibility of delivering the Israelites from the hands of the Midianites, he was not ready to go. Even when God promised him of his presence and assured of him of victory, he still asked for signs and proof, just because he never thought he could do it due to his disadvantaged position. He thought as the youngest in his family, he would not be listened to, even if he was  listened to, he was concerned about the population of his clan as he might not get enough men to fight against the Midianites. In short, he was not seeing himself through the eyes of God but by his own eyes which could not see beyond his limitations.

Beloved, begin to see yourself through the eyes of God, believe not in who and what man says you are but who God says you are as contained in the scripture. The Bible says you are unique (Psalm 139:14), you are the apple of God’s eye (Zachariah 2:8), You have capacity to do exploit (Daniel 11:32) and your life has incredible value before God (Matthew 5:14). The more you see yourself through God’s eyes, the more you believe in yourself and the more ability to do exploits.

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