Are You Hallucinating?

Judges 6: 17 - 18 17 And he said to him, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, then show me a sign that it is you who speak with me. 18 Please do not depart from here until I come to you and bring out my present and set it before you.” And he said, “I will stay till you return.”
Gideon is wondering if he's crazy.  He figures that if he fixes a meal and the angel eats it, then he isn't hallucinating.

Gideon doubts himself, not God.

This is an issue for many people today. They don't doubt God, His existence or presence.  They don't question His goodness or mercy.  They attend church, pray to Him and believe in the Word of God.  But they doubt themselves.  Their qualifications, their skills, their value to the Kingdom of God.

It's easy to understand because in our eyes we see who we are - Sinners.  Sinners who deserve judgment and eternal damnation.

But when we see ourselves through His eyes, we are sinners saved by grace.  We are saved?  But we don't deserve this.  Gideon didn't think that he deserved God's presence or His calling to deliver the nation of Israel.  If he didn't deserve it, therefore, he must have been hallucinating.  

When God speaks to you, and He will, it is very likely you will think that you've lost it.  How you see yourself and how God sees you can be so different that believing His Word can be difficult.

That is why our act of faith to depend upon Him continually can allow us the liberty to be set free from our sight and our sin.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I want to see what you see.  Increase my faith to see.  AMEN