Meek to Mighty

Meek to Mighty by Elizabeth George

“I used to be so confident. But now I feel like such a loser.” Do you feel this way? My God never asks for us to have confidence in ourselves. He only asks that we have confidence in Him! And when God commands, He also supplies. This is true for every area of your Christian life. You can get up every day, go to your closet, and select the spiritual clothes you’ll wear for the day. Here’s a partial description of God’s approved wardrobe.

We can put on the new man (Ephesians 4:24). We can put on a gentle and quiet spirit (1 Peter 3:4). God gives us tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long-suffering (Colossians 3:12). We can choose to put on love (Colossians 3:14). Every day we can adorn yourself with good works (1 Timothy 3:10). And finally, may we be clothed with humility (1 Peter 5:5).

In Old Testament times, the Midianites periodically destroyed the crops of the children of Israel. A young man named Gideon secretly “threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites” (Judges 6:11). He doesn’t sound very confident, does he? We learn that God enabled and strengthened the meek man Gideon into a mighty warrior, a man of valor, a man of mighty faith (Hebrews 11:32-33).

God can transform you, too. What are you wearing today? God wants us to be marked by our clothing, our garments of humility, our confidence in Him. Yield to Him. Trust Him. Allow Him to do great things in and through and for you.

Take a minute to think about your life. Each facet of your life and each person in it is a prime opportunity arranged by God for nurturing the beauty of humility, confidence in God, and loving Christian service through you.

RESPOND:

Father God, when I’m hesitant to show faith in You, give me courage and the right words to say that will lead people to You. Open doors for me to bravely serve You and share Your truths. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES:

A Woman's Walk with God: Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit is an invitation to experience the joys of moment-by-moment living in the Lord's power―and producing the fruit of the Spirit in every circumstance!

REFLECT:

How can I show the power of God working through me to others? How can I walk in both humility and confidence?

REMEMBER:

God provides what we need to walk confidently and humbly in this life, while serving others.


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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