Judges 7:9-15 NLT That night the Lord said, “Get up! Go down into the Midianite camp, for I have given you victory over them! But if you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah. Listen to what the Midianites are saying, and you will be greatly encouraged. Then you will be eager to attack.” So Gideon took Purah and went down to the edge of the enemy camp. The armies of Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east had settled in the valley like a swarm of locusts. Their camels were like grains of sand on the seashore—too many to count! Gideon crept up just as a man was telling his companion about a dream. The man said, “I had this dream, and in my dream a loaf of barley bread came tumbling down into the Midianite camp. It hit a tent, turned it over, and knocked it flat!” His companion answered, “Your dream can mean only one thing—God has given Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite, victory over Midian and all its allies!” When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he bowed in worship before the Lord. Then he returned to the Israelite camp and shouted, “Get up! For the Lord has given you victory over the Midianite hordes!”
Fact: God has a plan for you!
Fact: God will give you instructions regarding this plan.
Fact: You have been given the victory and the enemy knows that you have been given the victory!
When I studied this passage a few nights ago, I did a little dance afterwards. Why? I think there is something very important about this story. You see, even though God had already told Gideon that He would give him victory, He also allowed Gideon to receive confirmation! The awesome part is that the confirmation came from the enemy’s camp! Wow! Life lesson: The enemy will fight you even though he knows that he will lose the battle! Therefore, you cannot become discouraged!
Although the voice of the enemy that we hear may not be as positive as Gideon’s confirmation, it is confirmation nonetheless! The voices of negativity, discouragement and defeat are not from God and are simply designed to get you off track. Don’t fall for it! Don’t lose focus!
All you have to do is be obedient to what you have been called to do! Fight! You already have the victory and the enemy knows it! It’s about time that you know it (and act like it) too!