‘Through God we shall do valiantly, and it is He who will tread down our adversaries.’  Psalm 60:12

As I read this verse I’m reminded of Gideon who was hiding from the Midianites in the wine press threshing wheat.  The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said “The Lord is with you, O valiant warrior” (Judges 6:12).  In the midst of Midianite oppression, Gideon certainly didn’t see himself as a valiant warrior, but the angel clearly communicates how God sees Gideon.

So often we view ourselves through our own lens rather than God’s lens.  Blown to and fro by the circumstances of our lives, seeing ourselves based on how we feel in any particular situation – failure, fearful, inadequate, weak, unable.

Today, take some time to see yourself as God sees you – the Greater One lives inside you (1 John 4:4), you are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37), you always triumph in Christ (1 Corinthians 2:14), you are free from fear (Isaiah 41:10), your enemies flee before you (Deuteronomy 28:7), you can do all things through His strength (Philippians 4:13), and through His abundant unmerited favour and free gift of righteousness you have been called to rule and reign in life (Romans 5:17).

You too, are a valiant warrior!