Find Out HIS Way

February 8

“And the Lord said to Gideon,
‘The people who are with you are too many
for me to give the Midianites into their hands,
lest Israel claim glory for itself against me, saying,
‘My own hand has saved me.’”
Judges 7:2

To walk with the Lord is so different from walking according to one’s own wisdom that most simply would never even entertain the idea of following after God.

In this passage, God has chosen Gideon to conquer the Midianites, a people more numerous and stronger than Gideon’s people. In prior passages we see God choosing Gideon and Gideon’s response basically was, “Who, me? You’ve got to be kidding!” This is the first lesson in the story, that God chooses people who are not qualified, and he qualifies them.

Next, God tells Gideon that he has too many warriors with him, and to reduce the thousands down to 300. Don’t ever read the Sriptures without getting into the story. Picture Gideon, a man who feels unqualified in the first place, as he hears God telling him that he needs to REDUCE his assets. Most people would never be able to continue in the story, it takes a deep level of faith to walk with God because he says his ways are NOT our ways.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways,” says the Lord.”
Isaiah 55:8

The point God was making is that HE is in charge of all things. HE will give – or not give – success in whatever you do, and the purpose is that you will never pat yourself on the back as though the success was because of your abilities.

Understand how important it is to be walking according to the way God has laid out before you, and in every circumstance to bring your concern to God and let him lead you according to HIS leading, not your own. Only then will you achieve success. If you achieve it any other way it will be destined to eventually fail.

Remember – God is faithful!