Who Me?

by Franicine Rodriguez
Can you believe it we are already in February and rounding the corner to another brand new month? Time just seems to be flying by and we wonder how can we get everything done, how can we keep up? Sometimes it just seems to be so overwhelming. I want you to remind you of the scripture God has given to us in Philippians 4:13  “ I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”  Let me encourage you, with these words “You can make it!”

From the beginning of time Satan has always tried to destroy the purpose and plan of God. In his attempt he deceived Adam and Eve, and because of that deception eternity has been altered. But God’s purpose and plan will not be defeated. We are included in that plan He wants to use us to change the world. Change the world? Come on do you know what you are saying I am having trouble with my own little piece of geography?  How can God use me to change the world?   We start by praying. I always remember the words spoken by David Wilkerson’ they left a lasting impact on my life he said “You can never win a man out on the street until you win him on your knees.”   When we are faithful in prayer, we are sharing in Gods plan to change the world. Throughout every generation it has been a praying saint that has altered the course of history. Yes! A praying saint not a perfect saint.   It is not age, experience, talent or wealth that makes a difference in the destiny of mankind; it is dependence on God expressed through prayer and walking in obedience to Him that will change the world.   When we read about miracles or victories in the bible, prayer always preceded them. Remember the story of Gideon in the book of Judges? Just as the crops were in the ground the invading armies would come and destroy their crops, steal from them and they would even kill them.   Isn’t that the way life seems sometimes? As soon as I take one step forward, it seems like something happens to push me back? Why is all this stuff happening to me? Why can’t I seem to get ahead?  Overwhelming!   God selected a young man named Gideon to save His people from the Midianites. The people probably questioned, “Gideon is going to save us?” He was as shocked as they were! He was not a warrior; he was a farmer and an overwhelmed farmer at that. Gideon’s response was “Who me Lord? I’m scared. Who am I? Are you sure Lord? Me?” But God said “yes Gideon, you.”  “Go in the strength that you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand, “Am I not sending you?” Gideon prayed and God gave him clear instruction on what he was to do. The enemy was destroyed the battle was won, the people were set free and God received the honor and glory.   We can be like Gideon and say, Who me Lord? Are you sure? Don’t you see how unqualified I am? “Maybe you should go and talk to some one else.” God’s response is, Yes, I’m sure; I am the God of the unqualified. I will never call you to something that I do not equip you for. God is just looking for a man or a woman who will say yes. Will you say yes to the Commander of the battle? Will you be a part of Gods plan for the destiny of your family, church, community, nation and the world? Take some time today and talk to God and let him reassure you that, yes you are the one that I have chosen to change the world one person at a time.     Psalm 61:2 “When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”   Read Judges 6-8

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