Ever just feel like you never have enough of what’s needed to do what you need to do? That’s me pretty much every day. But what if today Gods telling you that not enough is the perfect amount? Would you trust Him in that?
The story of Gideon is one of my favorites in the Bible. I’m always excited to get to it in my reading. So as I was starting it this time, I only got a few verses in before the Lord began to speak. He was reminding me that I come to Him often saying that I feel like I don’t have enough to do all the things He’s called me to. He reminded me of how much I beat my self up about it. But then He asked me, “Have you ever thought that not enough is the perfect amount for Me to use?”.
Isn’t it crazy how quickly we forget that it has nothing to do with us and what we have? It’s all about Him and what He has. He is able to do all things. He owns all things. He created all things. So why would it matter if I had enough or not? My Heavenly Father has more than enough!
You see the story of Gideon is the perfect example of this. God was reminding Gideon and His people that it’s in our weakness that His glory shines brightest. God doesn’t need any of us. Let’s face it, He could have wiped us out a long time ago and had a lot less trouble. God could have defeated Gideons enemy without Gideon or his army. He didn’t though. He also could have let Gideon and his vast army defeat their enemy and leave room for pride and arrogance to creep into their hearts. He didn’t do either of those things! Why? Because He always wants what’s best for us.
It was best for Gideon if God showed His power and grew his faith. It was best for Gods people if He reminded them that He’s for them. It was best for their enemies to be reminded that God is the only God, an all mighty God, and a God that loves and fights for His children. Gideon learned one of the greatest lessons first hand when God stripped him down to a 300 man army that was “not enough” to defeat his enemy. He learned that not enough was the perfect amount for God to use to bring victory for His children.
Not enough is where I’m at most days. But God uses me anyway. How? Because when you add Jesus into any equation you have more than enough.
You need more grace? More patience? More money? More love? More peace? More healing? More time? More encouragement? More wisdom? More knowledge? More mercy? More forgiveness? More resources? More friends? More education? More strength? More boldness? More hope? More of anything???? Invite Jesus into the situation, and your not enough, whatever it is, becomes more than enough.
Your not enough is the perfect amount for God to use.
Trust in that truth.
Rest today child, Let Jesus step in where you don’t have enough. He’s ready. He’s willing. He’s able. Let Him have his perfect work in you.
“Then the LORD said to Gideon, “There are too many people with you for Me to hand over Midian to them, otherwise Israel will boast [about themselves] against Me, saying, ‘My own power has rescued me.’”
Judges 7:2 AMP
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