Underdog: Guest Post by Leah Carreon
Another great post today… this time from Leah Carreon.
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Many times I find myself in situations that I think what I’m going to have to do is impossible. I remember growing up and playing basketball with my oldest brother, Vinnie, regardless of our age difference he would never let me win. At the time is was frustrating, and looking back I realized it made me a better player. As I went from Kindergarten through High School, I always played basketball, I was never the greatest player but i always played my hardest. There was something about being the underdog, that made you dig deep. It made you play harder, it made you keep trying.
I’m beginning to think that God likes to keep us in a place of being the underdog. Gideon found himself in this place when he went to battle with the Midianites. He gathered his warriors, and stood before the Lord with 32,000 men.
“And, the Lord said to Gideon ‘You have too many warriors with you.If I let all of you fight with Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they save themselves by their own strength.” – Judges 7:2 (NLT)
Eventually God whittled the army down to 300, and he performs a great victory.
How many times do we want to give up on something that God’s asked us to do, because the opposition seems to big, or it’s too hard?
When you are the underdog, God gets the glory.
Maybe the reason we find our selves in the place of an underdog, is so that God can shine through us. The worst thing we can do is think we can do it on our own, cause than we start competing with God for the glory.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be the underdog giving God all the glory, and walking out victorious on the other side.