“The Lord looked at Gideon and said, ‘Go in this your strength and deliver Israel from the hand of Midian. Have I not sent you?’ He said to Him, ‘O Lord, how shall I deliver Israel? Behold, my family is the least in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s house’” (Judges 6:14-15).
What is required of those that God would use in his service? Fortunately for us, he is not searching for those who are perfect, but rather, those who are doing what they can with what they have; the one aware of their own inadequacies; one possessing a healthy reverence toward God; one who fears God more than they fear others, determined to live life in obedience to the Father. Could it be you? It’s not the obstacles in front of us that block our way, but the excuses within us that hold us back.