I was having a conversation with a friend last night. Somewhere along the way we started discussing times when we have discovered that persons we considered friends were otherwise. My mind replayed the conversation as I sat in bed, reflecting. The Lord brought back to memory something that I had read the previous night during my Bible study. I opened my Bible app and as I reviewed the scripture He gave me a new perspective.
When anyone remember Gideon, we remember the story of the fearful man who, though he doubted, God used along with 300 men to deliver Israel from the Midianities. Many times we overlook the process it took to get to that victory. There was something integral in that process. A choice had to be made.
When it was up to Gideon, he chose the strongest and the greatest of numbers to go to war. Remember, these were men who would be expected to watch his back in the heat of battle. These would have been the ones he expected not to desert him in the midst of a crisis and a tense stand-off. The men Gideon ended up with would need to be ones he thought he could depend on.
There is one thing to consider. Gideon, first, chose the men without consulting God. When he did ask God for his opinion, he received the answer: “you have too many people involved, they will distract from the reason why the battle is even necessary. Send some home.” When Gideon did as commanded, all who wanted no part in the battle left. On the second round, the Lord did His own analysis and removed those who, though willing, were not ready for what was required of them to take part in the battle.
We are like Gideon! We let anyone into the battle -our life- without consulting God. It is only after we fail or they let us down that we cry and say, “if only I had known…” Think about? Did you consult God before agreeing to date the person who ended up being toxic for you? How about that friend who betrayed you? How about the person who it turned out, only wanted to use you?
God is willing and able to help you choose in all areas of your life. Why don’t you make use of His expertise and all-knowing capabilities? Don’t wait until you lose, consult with Him today. Let Him be your PLAN A.
I am a dynamic young lady who loves the Lord and seek to have a joy that no one can take away. My all-time favourite thing to do is gaining discoveries by design from My Father during our time each day. Reading, learning and trying new things falls behind in a close second place. My dream is to use my God-given talents to positively impact as many people as possible. As a proud Wolmerian, with a zest for life, I adhere to the “Age Quod Agis” motto in that whatsoever I do, I always do it to the best of my ability.