Daily Devotion

February 17, 2024

See Yourself As God Sees You

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18


How do you see yourself? How do you see your future? To do what God wants you to do with your life, you must see yourself as God sees you. 


There’s a remarkable story in the book of Judges 6 about a man named Gideon. The Midianites had taken over the nation of Israel, and Gideon was hiding in a cave. God sent an angel to encourage him. The way that the angel greeted him was very significant. The angel appeared to him, saying, “Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!” Then Gideon began to tell the Lord what he thought of himself: "How can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest…and I am the least in my entire family!”


God responded, “Go with the strength you have...I will be with you.” You may not be able to see the future and what future you can do, but God can see it! 


You may have been told in the past that you are the least in your family or that you aren’t capable of doing great things. Those voices don’t matter. Only one voice matters and that is the voice of your Creator. He knows you inside and out and better than anyone else. If you stay in the Word, He will tell you who you are. 


God wants you to understand that it’s not about what you are now; it’s what you will be. Gideon tried to tell the Lord he had the wrong person, but God told him, "I am sending you!” He assured him, “You will destroy the Midianites as if you were fighting against one man.” In other words, God told Gideon, “No, I have the right man, and this task is going to be easy for you.” 


You have to choose each day whose voice you will listen to. The enemy wants to hold back your potential by making you believe lies about yourself, but God knows what you can do. God doesn’t see you as pitiful, weak, and defeated by life. He sees you as an overcomer and as royalty. He sees you as the head, not the tail, and as one of His heirs. Don’t ever forget who you are and who is with you. God said you will live from “glory to glory.” God says you are a winner.


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