Yesterday I challenged people at Asbury to do something big for God. Take a risk. Try something that just looks stupid. Do something that only God can accomplish through you. And then when you do it, you can give God all the glory for what happens.
I was preaching about Matthias, the apostle that too Judas’ place after the resurrection. He had to step up into a calling that was seemingly bigger than him. And that’s the thing we see over and over again in scripture. People that God calls to do something, and their first impulse is, on there’s no way. There’s no way that I can do that. That’s impossible. Matthias stepped up and God used him.
This week I want to look at some other folks that stepped up.
Listen to what happens today in Judges 6: 15-16 when God calls Gideon:
And he said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” And the Lord said to him, “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.
Gideon would be one of the Judges that would free the people from their oppression, that would restore the proper worship of God. He was a great man, a great leader. And his first impulse was, nope. I can’t do this. I can’t do this task that God has called me to. It’s too big. It’s too mighty, and I’m too small. I can’t do it.
But he could.
And he did. God, through him, freed the people. God restored them. God brought life to them. He was able to free them.
Because Gideon overcame his fear and his doubt. And stepped up.
You can too, today. You can do it. You can do great things. You can.
Step up. Through God today, you will do great things. Believe it. You will.
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