GOD calls us to keep going, to keep running, to keep persevering everyday in every way.
There is a little phrase in the book of Judges that I think about from time to time. It was when God called Gideon to save the Israelites, to step up and be a mighty warrior. Gideon, however, was timid and insecure. He told God, “Is my clan not the weakest? Am I not the least in my family?”
GOD'S reply was, “Go in the strength you have,” he told Gideon. “Am I not sending you?” (Judges 6:14-16).
We feel a lot like Gideon at times. Who am I to run this race? I am not capable. I don’t have the strength. I don’t have the power that I need to keep going. I am not capable of winning the victory. I messed up and did such and such.
But GOD reminds me that He is the one who has sent me on this journey and He is the one who called me to this race. He knows my strength—or lack thereof—and yet he calls me to run in the strength I have.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
Because when I am at my lowest, weakest point, I get to see his power and his grace come alive. Because when I know I can’t do it on my own, I turn it over to him and trust him with the results. Because when I am faced with an impossible situation, I deflect all glory back to him, pointing the world to His strength. Because when my weaknesses suddenly become strengths, I like Gideon can accomplish the tasks He asks me to do.
But we must start somewhere with running in the strength we have.........It's real easy to feel like a big nobody without any strength. but you are a mighty person of VALOR.