Judges 6-7 Why is it that we think we must be the strongest, bravest, and wisest for God to use us? We are not all Braveheart; some are like Monk, the fearful detective. Solomon understood this: Ecc 9:11 Again, I observed this on the earth: The race is not always won by the swiftest, the battle is not always won by the strongest; prosperity does not always belong to those who are the wisest; wealth does not always belong to those who are the most discerning, nor does success always come to those with the most knowledge—for time and chance may overcome them all.
Gideon came from the smallest clan, and he was just like Monk, exceedingly fearful. He was so afraid that when the Angel of the Lord found him, he was hiding in the winepress so the Midianites wouldn’t find him. How like us. We often find ourselves hiding so God “can’t” find us. But nothing is hidden from the eyes of God, and He wanted to prove a point, and that point was; you don’t need to be the bravest, strongest, or most wise. You just need to be available. True, Gideon wanted a sign, but ultimately, he led the nation to a victory over their enemies.
Where are we hiding? Will we allow the Angel of the Lord to find us?