You Mighty Man of Valor 
By: Dave Cole 


If you were going to pick a person to go out and deliver 
a nation from the hands of the enemy, would you 
even consider choosing one of the weakest members 
of the country, or would you pick a man of valor? 

What's valor mean you might ask? 

According to Webster: strength of mind or spirit that 
enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; 
personal bravery; heroism. 


Here's another question: What and whom do you see 
yourself as? 


And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him and 
said, "The Lord is with you, You Mighty Man of Valor." 

And the Lord turned to him and said, "Go in this 
Might of Yours and deliver Israel from the hand of 
Midian; do not I send you." 

And Gideon said to him, "Pray, Lord, how can I 
deliver Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in 
Manasseh, and I am the least in my family." 


Now here we have Gideon, the man who considered 
himself the weakest of the weak, and the Angel of the Lord 
appears to him and says: you're the man, you are a 
man of personal bravery and of heroism....you are a 
man that we see as being one who can encounter 
danger with firmness. 

Everyone else, including himself, saw Gideon as being 
a coward. No one in their right mind would even consider 
suggesting that he would be a candidate for being a hero. 

Why, he was nothing more to most folks.....and himself..... 
as being a common ordinary laborer who's job was to 
thresh out wheat. 

Lowly and weak. 

That's what Gideon saw when he looked inside himself 
and that's what his outer life really was. Lowly and weak. 


Gideon had never done a single thing in his life up 
to that point that gave any indication that he was or 
could be a man of valor. His choice in life was to be 
a wheat thresher and a weak one at that, for that 
is all he considered himself to be. 


Now Israel was in trouble and they needed a hero, someone 
who was already brave and strong and had the courage 
to lead them out of fear of the Midianites. 

Gideon was the last person a nation needed and could 
count on. 

But, God picked Gideon to lead the revolt against Midian 
and their prophets of Baal. 


What is most interesting is not that God picked 
Gideon, but in How He Saw Gideon as being. 

When God looked at Gideon, He didn't see a weak lowly 
wheat thresher, a coward and a man of timidity. 

God saw Gideon as a Mighty Man of Valor. Not just a man 
of valor, but a Mighty One at that! 


And I'm here to tell you today, that it really doesn't 
matter who you see yourself as being, or where you are 
in life. 

What is so much more important is: What God sees you 
as being. 


Now you've just been visited by a priest of God who 
is looking at you and seeing a Mighty Man (or woman) 
of Valor. 

I'm not seeing what you think you might be, I'm seeing 
what you can and could become. I'm seeing someone 
who is very special in God's eyes. 

God doesn't see you as being weak or timid or cowardly. 

My friend, you already are someone whether you 
believe it or not. 


You are a mighty man of valor and you have within you 
the capacity to do whatever your mission here on earth 
is. 

Perhaps you should start seeing yourself as you are 
being seen because I'll promise you this, if in fact a 
real Angel of the Lord appears to you, you won't find 
him calling you weak and lowly.....you will find him 
calling you Mighty and Strong and a Man of Valor. 


Now go in this Might of Yours and do whatever you 
are called to do. 

 

 

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If you enjoyed reading this message, here's a 
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I Want To Be Somebody New 
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You Can Have What You Want In Life 
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