Judges 6:15-16 NIV 2011
“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 the family.”
The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”
Gideon’s response to God’s call was similar to both Moses’ and Jeremiah’s. Exodus 3:11, “But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’” Jeremiah 1:6, “‘Alas, Sovereign Lord,’ I said, ‘I do not know how to speak; I am too young.’” God continually calls those He chooses to act on His behalf. Paul was one of the most unlikely choices to spread the Good News. God replied to Gideon as He did Joshua. Joshua 1:5, “No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life.” God faithfully equips those called to serve.
“God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.” These were the wise words of a fellow BSFer. They have been my battle cry the past five years. Sitting with my right leg elevated for day number three I keep wondering, “when is He going to physically equip me again?” And then His peace enveloped me as I read, “Be still and know that I am God.” This is temporary. I serve a mighty God that daily equips me to serve.
Where is He calling you to serve?