Judges 8:18 Then Gideon said to Zebah and Zalmunna, “Where are the men whom you killed at Tabor?” They answered, “As you are, so were they. Every one of them resembled the son of a king.”
Gideon was talking here with the kings of Midian that he and his men had just captured. Now if you go back to Chapter 6 where the Lord was talking to Gideon telling him that He was calling him to deliver the people of Israel, Gideon’s response to the Lord in verse15 of chapter 6 was, “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” Now, here in chapter 8, you have these great kings of the area saying that Gideon and his brothers resembled the sons of kings! Wow! Do you see it?
It isn’t who you “think” you are! It isn’t who someone else has told you, you are! It isn’t what you have or haven’t done! You certainly aren’t defined by someone else’s mistakes. If your spouse has an affair that does not define who you are, it defines who they are. You are a child of the King of Kings! Just like Gideon, it doesn’t matter who or what the world may be trying to tell you, you are, or who you think you are ~ if you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you are a child of the King! Hold your head up! Walk in His Grace! Love as He loves! Just as He walked with Gideon and gave Him victory, He walks with you! You may not have a war like Gideon’s war, but we all have wars and battles in our lives! One of those battles may just be getting your self-esteem back! God loves you! Stop looking around for it to be someone else ~ it’s you! He loves you! He cares about what you have faced, are facing and what you may face in the future, but He, the King of Kings, wants you to know that you are His and that is all that matters! No one can say anything to top what He has to say about you! He created you to love you! He created you to be His and that isn’t a little thing!
I would like to encourage you today to know that you are His! Know that you are loved with the purest of loves! Know that there isn’t a tear that you have shed that He hasn’t seen and He cares! Know that you have victory in Him! Know that He sees you as His child and you are worth fighting for! Know that the victory is already yours! Know that He will walk with you through every dark season of life and He will hold you and see you through to the other side! Hold your head high and walk in His mercy and grace as the child of Royalty that He created you to be! Trust that truly His best is yet to come!
Quote: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt