And the LORD said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, “My own hand has saved me.” Judges 7:2
I wonder if sometimes we have things so well in hand that God doesn’t need to show up. Gideon had TOO MANY people to fight the Midianites for God to win the battle. Not too many people to win, but too many people for God to win the battle.
Do we ever rob God’s glory by relying too much on our own resources? Where is that fine line between doing our best and relying on our own strength? Where is the fine line between taking action and waiting on God? Where is the fine line between doing and trusting?
Are we in danger of being a “glory thief” – as Paul Tripp calls it?
What resource does God want you to lay down so He can be made famous and His name be glorified?
May God give you wisdom to walk the fine lines.
Diane Hunt is a Biblical Counselor, Women’s conference and retreat speaker and author. She serves as the Director of Partner Care and Director of Women’s Ministries at America’s Keswick. She and her husband John have two married children and four grandchildren. She loves reveling in warm sunny climates and playing with her grandchildren.