“But Lord,” Gideon replied, “How can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family! ( Judges 6:15).

Gideon is such a great example of a reluctant hero! As you read his amazing story, think about this: There is always a reason we can think of for why God can’t use us. We can always come up with an excuse for failure. Or we see a flaw that we believe makes it impossible for God to use us to benefit other people. We often think we are not qualified for the leadership positions or we stand in fear of the unknown. When Gideon expressed his doubts, he was definitely overlooking Who was listening!

God, the Creator of the Universe, hears it all! He listens to all our fears about stepping out and our statements of disqualification. In response, he says, “Cancelled, null, and void!” God always does something with our lives if we are only willing to be used…flaws and all. Surrender to Him!