|Competency Must Not Erase Our Dependency
By Greg Sanders
Judges 7:4 And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go. 5 So he brought down the people unto the water: and the Lord said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink. 6 And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.
7 And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.
Competency must not erase our dependency on God. God knows that when we experience success in this life we often believe it was largely due to our own talent, preparation, or ability. Truly these elements are important but the real nonnegotiable truth for true success is the blessing of God. God told Gideon that He needed Gideon’s army so small that the only rational explanation of success was the miraculous help of God. If you have experienced success in some area of your life, quickly realize that it was God who had granted that victory. Do not allow your ability to blind you to your current need of God’s help.
Perhaps you are in a different season of life. Today you may feel like it would take a miracle for your life to change. You may believe that only God is able to bring you out of the issue you are facing. If that is how you feel, then let me share some good news with you. God operates in impossible situations. He loves to work in situations that bring Him glory. Your acknowledgment of needing His help qualifies you to receive impartations of His power that is beyond your imagination.
Today’s Challenge: Realize your personal need of God’s help today. Whether you are on top of the world or feel like the world is on top of you, one thing remains true; you need the power of God in your life today.