If God Calls, Lead! - The Warrior's Journey®

If God Calls, Lead!

Author: Chaplain, COL Scott McChrystal, USA (Ret.)

U.S. and British Paratroopers conduct Live Fire training in Kenya. Photo by The U.S. Army is licensed under CC By 2.0

The LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” Judges 6:14 (NIV)

Becoming a leader is not always our idea. But committing to lead is always our choice.

Take the situation with Gideon. The Israelites were paying their dues for the evil they had done. God used the Midianites, a fierce people, to terrorize the Israelites at every turn. The outlook was dismal.

The Lord decided it was time to rescue Israel, and to do so he called a man named Gideon. He sent an angel to let Gideon know that he had been chosen to save Israel from the hands of the Midianites.

Gideon was hardly excited by the angel’s announcement and immediately began making excuses and insisting that they had selected the wrong guy. However, his efforts fell short. God convinced Gideon that he was the right man for the job and that the Lord had his back. History records that Gideon became a great leader.

Are you in an assignment you didn’t ask for and feel unqualified to handle?

Trust God- He knows your situation and will be present with you.

The content of this Devotional comes from “Daily Strength for the Battle (You, God’s Word, 5 Minutes): Volume 6 Developing the Leader in You” (2020) and is copyrighted by Scott and Judy McChrystal. Used with permission.

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