Don’t Let your Past Dictate Who You Were Meant To Be! Whether it is something out of your control or something you did that was straight up dumb. Let what God says about you matter. Jephthah had a bad past and people hated him for it. But it didn’t stop him from the calling God had on his life
God is going to ask you to do things, ON HIS TERMS, that will be humanly impossible. Why? Because He wants all the glory and for you not to take any credit for your success or victory. God asked Gideon to do the impossible. To take a tiny pitiful in number army and attack the huge Mideonite army.
When God asks us to do things it doesn’t mean everyone agree and that includes our family. It is hard not having your family on board with you let alone doing God’s will. Gideon knew what it felt like to not have his family agree with what the Lord was asking him to do. But he did it any way.
It is so much easier to trust what man says or trust in man over trusting God. It is hard but the Lord still wants us to trust in Him when he says do something. Coming from the story of Deborah and Barak, in the book of Judges.
In life you will have decisions that can be made and even if you look at it from every angle there are things you don’t know. It is so important we ask God for his advice. He knows what is best and which way we should go. Joshua and the Israelites had a decision that was before them but instead of asking God what they should do they looked at all the evidence and made their own decision which turned out awful in short term and long run.