This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: John 15:16 (NLT)
Today, I am thinking about how God knows your destiny.
This thought came to me since I am wrapping up the series on Gideon. This made me remember that when the angel of the Lord appeared before Gideon to tell him that God had chosen him to save the Israelites from the Midianites, Gideon was below ground, hiding from the Midianites.
Yet the angel of the Lord still referred to him as a mighty hero. Why would the angel of the Lord refer to him in that way? Because he knew how Gideon’s story would end.
As we know, Gideon’s army of 300 was fighting an army of tens of thousands, yet when Gideon stood before the Midianites, outnumbered and without any real weapons, he became a mighty hero.
Gideon boldly stood there before them. This time, he did not hide or tremble with fear. He stood there like a warrior and shouted, “A sword for the Lord and Gideon!”
Of course, God knew that the grip of fear couldn’t hold Gideon back for long. He knew that Gideon was ultimately destined to stand tall in the face of his enemy like a real warrior.
When you hear God speak your destiny to you because he has chosen you to do something special, don’t let your fear hold you back. Instead, cling to these words: “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.” John 15:16 (NLT)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, remember God knows your destiny.