THE MAKING OF THE MIGHTY MAN OF VALOUR
by Adesanwo Oluwadamilola
Valour is the quality that enables someone to confront challenges with great courage. A man of valour is a man of vigour, who is never defeated by any situation in life; a man who confronts every life challenges with great bravery and courage by Grace.
Where are the men of valour in this generation? Men who will never give in for corruption, and will stand for righteousness and justice even to the point of death. Men who take pleasure in suffering for Christ rather than enjoying the worldly comfort. THEY, ARE THE MEN OF VALOR.
Gideon was a very young man, he was from the least family of the tribe of Manasseh. Though not a soldier, yet, when the Israelites needed a deliverer to save them from their Midian oppressor, the Lord chose Gideon in his hiding place and called him a man of valour saying “he’ll be the one to deliver His people from captivity…”. Why was Gideon called a man of valour? Apparently, the Lord flatters no man lest we say Gideon was been flattered; what now qualified Gideon to be called a mighty man of valour?
We will be answering this questions in the following sections.
Oh God where are the Gideon’s in our generation, men whom you’ve called for the deliverance of our land. You are the Gideon of our generation, I mean you. Please don’t be afraid, arise; for the creation are waiting, eagerly waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God.
The Lord turned to him and said,
“Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” (Judges. 6:14 NIV)
Gideon is only a man of valour by reason of God’s call. If Gideon has not been called by God then he won’t be called a man of valour and if at all he goes to face the Midianites without been called by God, His failure is imminent.
Has God called you? Are you in the centre of God’s call for your life? I see many believers failing today because they have not settled down to know the call of God upon their life. YOU ARE ONLY A MAN OF VALOUR IN THE AREA OF GODS CALL FOR YOUR LIFE. We are all different members with different functions in one body. The ear will always fail if it tries to do the work of the hand, no matter how hard the ear tries it can never do the function of the hand. Your victory in life begins when you understand God’s call upon your life. Nothing whatsoever can defeat you in the area of His call because He will never leave you alone. The only reason why Gideon was assured of victory was because God was the one calling Him.
Always remember you’re a mighty man of valour in the area of God’s call upon your life, so let no Midianite scare you. Don’t be afraid of the greatness of the task or the great opposition ahead of you, for He that has called you will never leave you alone and most importantly, He is all you need.
If He has called you, you can NEVER FAIL.
The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together as one man”
Gideon replied, “If now I have found favour in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me. Please do not go away until I come back and bring my offering and set it before you.” Judges. 6:16-18 (NIV)
This is as important as “THE CALL”. Gideon asked for signs from God to build his faith, because he feels this victory looks so humanly impossible for him, to go and lead few weak people against the thousands warriors of the Midianites.
Faith is accepting victory even before the battle begins. You really need to believe you would never fail, because He who has called you will never leave you alone. Don’t put your trust in your skills or physical abilities but in Him. With His presence with you, you can never fail.
Some believers even after been sure of God’s call for their life still experience failure, why? Because they put their trust in their own physical skills and abilities. Please don’t get me wrong here, skills and physical abilities are very good but the reason why you won’t fail is not because of them (your skills and abilities) but because of His presence with you. Never trade His presence in your life for anything else, that’s the secret of your success in life and ministry. That’s the secret of your sure victory in Life.
Never put your trust in men nor in riches, always learn to trust God for everything. He knows how to bring men your way, He knows how to bring riches your way. Have faith in God alone. You’re a mighty man of valour if you choose to walk in this path.
Hold this truth very well and never let it go, if you don’t need it now you’ll need it someday.
My Heart Cry;
Lord help me to recognise accurately your call upon my life. Lord help me never to lose touch of your presence in my life, help me to always set my eyes on you, not on men or on riches for therein lies my victory in life. AMEN.