Judges 6:12 NKJV “And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!””
Too many times we judge who we are by the metrics of other people, but we fail to realize that we were not created by people, neither would we stand before people at the end of our lives to give account. The angel appeared to Gideon and called him a “mighty man of valor”. This was not who he perceived himself to be, neither did his environment reinforce what God had spoken.
When God speaks to men, He speaks to the greatness within them. God is speaking to the greatness within you. We are all people of great destiny, and for us to lead the life we are called to live, we must learn to be comfortable in our own skin. We must search our hearts and endeavor to be who we are within the bounds of God’s Word and the guidance of His Spirit. There will always be people who will try to keep you within their box, but you must recognize that your life is bigger than that box, and you owe no man an explanation for your life.
Philippians 2:13 reveals that it is God who is at work in you giving you the desire and the ability to do of His good pleasure. The things you feel in your heart to do may be unconventional; it’s not what you typically see people do, or maybe you don’t feel like you should do it just how everybody else does it, just do it! Stop requesting for permission to be who you were created to be. For whatever assignment God has given you, there is the grace available to fulfill it!
Scriptures to Meditate: Phil.4:13, 1 Thess.5:24, 1 Sam.3:9, Luk.1:38