You Are Empowered

Have you ever been told, “If you’re going to complain about a problem, bring a solution”? There are usually at least two types of bosses who will say that. The first knows there are tons of problems, but is either tired of hearing about them or has no clue how to solve them. They use that line to keep people from constantly bringing up issues. The other type wants your input on the situation and will often empower you to enact your solution whether it’s the right one or not. They want to help you take ownership of the organization and also want to help you grow. One of these bosses are healthy, and the other is not.

In Judges 6, we find the story of Gideon. He was threshing his wheat in a wine pit so that he couldn’t be seen by the Midianites. At harvest time, they would come through Israel and steal their harvest while they were threshing it. While he was hiding, the Angel of the Lord showed up to talk to him. That’s when Gideon told him that ever since they left Egypt and took over their land, the Lord had abandoned them and allowed Midian to overtake them. In verse 14, the Angel responded, “The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this strength of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian. Have I not sent you?” (AMP) God empowered him to set Israel free. God could have wiped out the Midianites, but chose to partner with Gideon to accomplish it.

As Jesus was preparing to die on the cross, He prayed over the disciples and believers which includes us. In John 17:18 He prayed, “Just as You commissioned and sent Me into the world, I also have commissioned and sent them (believers) into the world.” Jesus had been on a mission to preach the Gospel, to set the captives free and to release the oppressed. Here, He handed that job to you and me. We are God’s solution to a broken world. Are we still complaining about it to God or are we going in the strength we have because He sent us? Like Gideon, we may be timid or even doubt, but also like him, we must step out of hiding and walk in faith to accomplish all God wants go through us. You are anointed. You are commissioned. You are called. Go set people free today by the power of the Gospel wherever you go. You are empowered to solve this world’s problems with God’s solution.

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  1. David Brown

    Amen Thank you Lord.

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