There was a man in the bible by the name of Gideon. Gideon had a very hard time believing in himself. His circumstances and social standing were not the best. He looked down on himself and doubted himself. One day God visited Gideon and changed his perspective of himself.
“And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee? And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house. And the Lord said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.”
I can relate to Gideon on so many levels. I have had a tough time seeing the good in myself because I was bullied into thinking the worst of myself. I then isolated myself in hopes of never dealing with it again not realizing that I had hidden myself in this new shell of fear. I became my own bully. “Don’t say this or they will laugh at you, you aren’t talented enough to do that, you might as well not try because nobody is going to support you”. These are the type of limiting thoughts that filled my mind.
One day God spoke to me. I knew it was God because this voice did not sound like any of the voices that I had internalized. It didn’t belittle, limit, or mock me. It told me the opposite what I believed. This is when I realized that God will always intervene on our behalf even when we are against ourselves. He will always interrupt our pitty party for His glory. He created us for so much more than what we limit ourselves to believe.
Today I want to ask you how do you look at yourself? What words do you use to describe yourself? What do you see when you look in the mirror? Are you like Gideon, who did not see his potential?
In order for us to walk into our purpose fully we must be able to see the potential of who God called us to be. If you struggle with believing in yourself I want to pray with you today. I pray that God will visit you and change how you see yourself today.
Lord open my eyes, show me who I am in your sight. Show me what you see when you look at me so that I may align with my true authentic character and never look back.