God created you for a specific, unique, one-of-a-kind purpose. Despite any situation you are currently facing, God purposely fashioned and ordered your steps to fulfill his dynamic plan for your life. Many individuals feel helpless when trials appear and it seems as if their circumstance or environment will never change. Be encouraged today and remember that God has final authority regarding the overall temporary conditions you experience in life. God’s ways are not our ways and it could be that God is equipping and empowering you during life’s challenges for a great work he has called you to fulfill.

When God called Gideon, it was during a severe perplexing time. The Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD and were oppressed by the Midianites, causing them to hide in dens, caves and strongholds. The Midianites and the Amalekites stole their livestock and produce leaving the Israelites’ land devastated and impoverished. Due to the circumstances the Israelites experienced, Gideon hid and privately beat wheat in the wine press to save it from the Midianites. (Judges 6)

But that’s when it happened, in the middle of a disconcerting time where everyone around Gideon suffered because of disobedience and sin, God empowered Gideon with a specific call on his life. God declared Gideon empowered in the midst of environmental unrest and personal uncertainty. God empowered Gideon to save Israel from the very ones who oppressed him and the Israelites. God chose someone who actively but privately sought progress in the middle of depressing conditions. Gideon didn’t realize who he was due to his environment, but the Angel declared him a brave man who the LORD was with! Trust that God has empowered you to fulfill his will.

God is with you and empowered you mighty one of valor!

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, Thank you for empowering me to fulfill the plans you have for my life. I thank you for strengthening and equipping me to do great works. I choose to believe what your Word says about me and I praise you that I’m not defined by my circumstances. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.

Devotional source by Empowered by Kennetra A. Bryant

  • Psalm 37:23
  • Isaiah 55:8

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

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