By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: Responding to God’s call
Text: Judges 6: 14-15
14 Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you!” 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!”
In responding to God’s call, we learn two factors that make us run in opposite direction to the call. They were the consequences of delivering the message and our imperfections. Today, we will discuss the third one: inferiority complex.
According to Wikipedia, inferiority complex is the lack of self-esteem, a doubt and uncertainty about oneself, and feelings of not measuring up to standards. Well, that is exactly what Gideon faced when it was his time to respond to God’s call. He needed Gideon to deliver the people of Israel from the hands of the Midianites. Irrespective of the sweet talk from the angel that God was with him, he still considered himself disqualified based on the position of his clan and his position in his family.
The last thing God looks at in choosing people for His assignment is their status in society. Judging the nature of the assignment, we tend to think a certain class of people may be qualified and not us. But beloved, the truth is that God can use anybody He chooses, as long as the will of the person is fully surrendered to Him.
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