Thursday, January 9, 2014

Not Yet

The angel of the LORD came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, 
"The LORD is with you, mighty warrior."  Judges 6:11-12

This was far from the truth as Gideon hadn't fought for anything yet. He was more well known for being an inconsequential member of a small tribe of people. God chose to call him by a title that wasn't close to the truth--it wasn't his present reality. 

One of the unique things about God is that He speaks what is possible when He calls us. As difficult as it may be to believe in that moment we have to trust that God can bring it to fruition through our faithful obedience. If we are listening for His call, we then have the opportunity to take the risk of allowing God to make these words come true. We take a leap of faith and believe that what might seem impossible is very possible with God.

God sees us as we are going to be and calls us to follow that future. He's not sharing an impossible dream and hoping it might come true. Listen for His voice and then follow where He leads no matter how ridiculous it might sound. You might be surprised at what God sees in you and shapes into a new reality.


  1. This is very encouraging, thank you!

  2. Thanks Becky! It's good for me to keep reminding myself that just because I'm not there yet doesn't mean it won't happen.