Gideon lived with a lot of fear. In fact, he so feared his enemies that he threshed wheat in a winepress at night to hide himself and the wheat from them! Before he fought and prevailed against the Midianites, he first fought to insist that he was the weakest and least able of all the men in Israel (Judges 6:15)!
That’s how Gideon honestly saw himself. But how did the Lord see him? Just the opposite! He saw Gideon as a “mighty man of valor,” and even picked him to save Israel from the hands of the Medianites, which he did.
My friend, do you see yourself as a coward, a loser? Have people said that of you? Today, I want to challenge you to see yourself the way the Lord sees you—a mighty man or woman of valor! Take time to meditate on Gideon’s story. See the Lord with you as He was with Gideon. Then, trusting in the Lord, apply for that dream job. Go for that audition or course you’ve always wanted to take. Conquer every fear for He is with you!