When we read things like Gideon defeating an entire army with 300 men or Moses confronting the Pharaoh to take God’s people back from slavery, we see these men as Hero’s and pretty much assume that God could never do something that big through us. This could not be farther from the truth!
God wants to use us, but so often just like Gideon and Moses, we make excuses why God can’t or won’t- our inabilities, our weakness, our fears, our past sin. But God wants us to begin to see ourselves the way he sees us- as valiant warriors, capable & bold mouthpieces, but only by the power given by the Holy Spirit to do all things. But in order to do this, we must begin to think about ourselves the way God does in all the small things of our life, so he can use us in big ways.
What area of faith did you grow in this week? What did you do & how did it go?
- How is your view of yourself related to God’s ability to use you in a big way?
- What insecurities make you feel incapable of being used?
- What fears paralyze you or do you use to convince yourself that God wouldn’t choose to use you?
- How does your sin make you feel unworthy of God’s good plans for you?
- How do these things (insecurities, fears, and shame) manifest in the small things in your daily life?
This week, when the enemy reminds you of a fear, insecurity, or the shame of your sin, ask God to remind you how He sees you in that area of your life. Choose to be confident and bold, even in the small things, so that you can be prepared for when God is ready to do big things through you.
A Few Helpful Verses
- “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
- “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
- “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come.” 2 Cor. 5:17