Like A boss
The Bible says those of us who are the children of God are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37); we are overcomers (1 John 5:4); we can do all things (Philippians 4:13). The word of God is true and I do believe and accept all it says, but let us be honest, there are some days when you do not feel like a winner, a champion or feel like you can do all things. That still does not change the fact that we are what and who God says we are.
Gideon is on my mind. His story starts in Judges 6 where we are told God had given up the Israelites to be oppressed by the Medianites and Amalekites because they did evil in the sight of God. The armies of these two nations would typically show up destroy all the crops and kill all the livestock and practically leave Israel impoverished. The Israelites were so terrified of them they started hiding out in caves and mountain clefts.
Gideon was one smart and scared dude. He hid in a wine press to thresh his grain so as to keep it away from the invaders. An angel visited him in his hiding place to tell Him that God had chosen him to save Israel from the hand of Midian. "...“The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” "... “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” " Judges 6:12 &14
Of course Gideon did not feel like he was a warrior or had any strength to lead the people to do anything, more so fight an army as think as locusts. In his mind he was just a regular guy trying to survive by hiding. His survival plan did not include going up again such an enemy. But God saw him differently. Eventually after some back and forth Gideon bought into his God-given identity and accomplished some mighty deeds.
It does not matter what your feelings tell you, you are who God says you are and you can do what God says you can do. Feelings can lie to us you know so let us tune in more to the little voices of encouragement and boldness and lower the loud voices of doubt, fear and insecurity.
I challenge you to walk like a champion today! Like a boss, go forward in the might and power that is already given to you! Ace that interview, kill that project, start the business, take that course, finish that paper, do that thing you have been putting off. Yes, you can!!
Love, Lady Monica ❤