Why You Should Embrace Resistance as a Challenge

I’ve lately fallen in love with the story of Gideon.

At face value, it seems like a miracle of God that a small troop of Israelites defeated an overwhelming enemy. It appears to be a story of God testing Gideon’s trust in Him. But when you look deeper, it shows an incredibly creative God who turns resistance into an opportunity.

I’m sure you’re familiar with the story. Midianites invaded the territory and oppressed the Israelites. God called Gideon to defeat them, even though there weren’t nearly enough men to combat the enemy army. If that wasn’t enough of an obstacle, God calls Gideon to shrink the size of his army down to only 300 men. 300 against 135,000!

But God had a creative solution to what seemed like an impossible amount of resistance.