Judges 6:15 “But LORD,” Gideon replied, “how can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family!”
Gideon knew who he was---too well. He understood what the Lord wanted him to do and how little he could do. Gideon saw himself in the mirror and saw his limitations, not his possibilities. God looks in his mirror and sees our possibilities and not our limitations. We must understand the difference. What are we going to believe, what we see or what God sees? How we answer this question determines whether or not we will live in victory or defeat.
If you are not able to look through the mirror of the Lord rather than your mirror, ask the Lord to change your mirror. It is time you replace the old with the new. The old distorts who you are. It is cloudy and cannot give you a true image of who you are. We are created in the image of God. We are not our old selves in Him. We are new creations; created in Christ to do good works. The works we are given to do are things we cannot do on our own. They stretch us and help us to trust the Lord more as we learn that we can do all things through Him who gives us the strength and ability to do them.
Be careful what mirror you look into when the Lord moves you to act. You can do it. Yes, you can! You can do it because the Lord never moves us to do anything we can’t do through Him. Don’t let your fears and self-doubt keep you from being whom God wants you to be and doing what He wants you to do. Trust God, not yourself.