Gideon did not see himself as God saw him. He saw himself the way others saw him. He saw himself through his situation. Gideon’s family was the poorest of families in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and he was the least thought of in his family – talk about super low self-esteem.
God shows up. Calls him a mighty warrior. Tells him he is strong. Gideon does not believe God at first but eventually comes around.
How often do we NOT take God at His word and believe all the things He says about us? What’s God saying to you about you?