Ripe for the Picking
Judges 7:7 (AMP)
And the Lord said to Gideon, With the 300 men who lapped I will deliver you, and give the Midianites into your hand.
Have you ever felt that you didn’t have much to offer the Lord? I have. I came to the Lord without obvious gifts or breath-taking beauty, just plenty of problems. But God has done an extreme make-over, and today, He uses me to teach His Word to thousands, all to His glory and my amazement.
That’s just God’s way. We see it in Judges 6-8. Gideon was the lowest man in Israel when God called him a mighty man of valor. What’s more, God insisted on giving Gideon victory against immeasurable odds, decreasing his army of 32,000 down to only 300 men.
If life were gym class and Jesus were picking His team, He’d pick the skinny kid with the thick glasses and the one funny shoe, and He’d pick him first! Just imagine the look on that kid’s face as he steps up to stand next to the King of Kings. God has called you to a life of victory, and if the odds are stacked against you, you’re just ripe for the picking.
Success and Progress!