Assistant that asks for a sign…
In the work of God, there are many assistants who are imprisoned by their limitations. Many live real conflicts within themselves. Their inquiries and doubts are constant.
“How can I tell if God is with me?”
“Am I counseling correctly?”
“Am I pleasing God?”
“How am I going to do this or that?”
“How to talk, how to evangelize?”
There are numerous questions that come to mind, when facing different situations.
Gideon asked God for a sign, after the assertion that God gave him,
” And the Lord said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.” Then he said to Him, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who talk with me.”
(Judges 6: 16-17)
Gideon asked for a sign and God asked him for a SACRIFICE.
” That same night the Lord said to him, “Take the second bull from your father’s herd, the one seven years old.[b] Tear down your father’s altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole[c] beside it. “(Judges 6:25)
In fact, the sacrifice to God is the answer to all our questions.
If I want to know how I’m going to overcome, if I want to be used by God and hurt the “Midianites” (problems, feelings of fear, doubts, insecurities etc.) as if they “one man”, that had no strength in his arm—the SACRIFICE is the SIGN that God is with me and that I will be an instrument in His hands, thus overcoming all my limitations.
That’s the answer! Make your Sacrifice, what you never did and never had the courage to do, and that you’ve kept for so long, especially within yourself … give that “second bull,” “tear down this “altar “of arrogance, pride, haughtiness you’ve built inside, and cut once and for all that relationship with the fantasies and everyday attractions that deceives so much. Honestly, I do not know what’s inside of you and that you must sacrifice, but I tell you that, it is what weakens you and does not allow you to grow.
Think about it and comment here about your thoughts regarding this article.
20th July 2016 at 18:33
sacrifice is the sign that God is with me ,and that I will be an instrument in his hands.
16th July 2016 at 6:51
I’ve been struggling recently with a similar situation, and I’ve also asked God to help me and show me what to do and the answer is so relatable to me.. I need to sacrifice once again than you!!!
17th June 2016 at 11:09
Our sacrifice to God is the answer to all our questions indeed. Once we deny ourselves & give to God what is the hardest.
7th June 2016 at 16:10
If i have any fears,doubts in my life,i have to sacrifice my best to God to overcome them.
28th April 2016 at 21:02
This article is very profound and I can relate. Our sacrifice to God is the answer to all our questions indeed. Once we deny ourselves & give to God what is the hardest to give/sacrifice then it becomes evident that we have put all our trust in Him that He will give us the answer we are so desperately seeking. That strengthens our faith and pleases God even more.