In this passage, we see Gideon wanting to bake bread but hiding out threshing wheat in a winepress. He was in the wrong place, acting like He was doing something other than what God had for him to do. God recognized his potential as a warrior if he had faith and was obedient to what was told to him. Gideon blamed God for all of Israel’s woes. The Lord tells him that they made a choice to not obey and be faithful. He reassures, this would-be warrior, that He is with Israel and they will be victorious. Gideon’s focus became clear, his faith restored, and he worshipped the Lord.
Are you in the wrong place, acting like you’re doing something other than what God has for you to do? We all have potential to be mighty in God’s army if we get our focus back on Him. God has a great Complaint Dept. It never closes. He is like a best friend who we can carry on and on too, but love us anyway. Instead of playing the blame game with God we should follow Jesus’ directions. He tells us to, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you”. There are no maybes. It’s His plan and kingdom, and we are called to be obedient.
God calls His people brave and mighty. He has not abandoned us. Like Gideon we need to trust and obey. Remember on this day and every day to be strong in the Lord. Worship and praise Him with your life. Let the Lord guide and lead you to victory. Praise God for this moment!