Family matters – Part 2

BY PASTOR DORAL PULLEY

“Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house (Judges 6:15).”

Gideon was called by God through the angel to lead the Hebrew people in overcoming the Midianites. Gideon’s response to the call was about his family.  He did not feel that he was qualified to do the job because his family was considered poor and weak.  Gideon also felt insufficient for the task because of his own low self-esteem. He saw himself as the least in his family.

Like Gideon, God is calling each of us to make a difference in our communities and in the earth.  Many of us are unable to answer the call of destiny because of our family matters.  Some of us are ashamed of our families.  Others of us suffer from poor self-worth because of things that family members have said or done to us.  Still others of us are challenged with lack of self-image because of the issues that our families face such as drug addiction, criminal backgrounds, abuse, neglect, illiteracy, teenage pregnancies, abortions, disabilities and various dysfunctions.

Regardless of our family matters, the universe is calling us.  No matter how Gideon saw himself and his family, God called him a mighty man of valor (Judges 6:12).

We, too, are mighty men and strong women of God despite our family issues.  We are mighty because we are made in the image and likeness of God, the Good Omnipotence.  We are strong because we are children of the Divine and we are perfect, whole and complete.  As we focus on the truth of our being, we will be empowered to overcome our family matters and to have a positive impact on others.

BY PASTOR DORAL PULLEY

Family matters – Part 2

“Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house (Judges 6:15).”

Gideon was called by God through the angel to lead the Hebrew people in overcoming the Midianites. Gideon’s response to the call was about his family.  He did not feel that he was qualified to do the job because his family was considered poor and weak.  Gideon also felt insufficient for the task because of his own low self-esteem. He saw himself as the least in his family.

Like Gideon, God is calling each of us to make a difference in our communities and in the earth.  Many of us are unable to answer the call of destiny because of our family matters.  Some of us are ashamed of our families.  Others of us suffer from poor self-worth because of things that family members have said or done to us.  Still others of us are challenged with lack of self-image because of the issues that our families face such as drug addiction, criminal backgrounds, abuse, neglect, illiteracy, teenage pregnancies, abortions, disabilities and various dysfunctions.

Regardless of our family matters, the universe is calling us.  No matter how Gideon saw himself and his family, God called him a mighty man of valor (Judges 6:12).   We, too, are mighty men and strong women of God despite our family issues.  We are mighty because we are made in the image and likeness of God, the Good Omnipotence.  We are strong because we are children of the Divine and we are perfect, whole and complete.  As we focus on the truth of our being, we will be empowered to overcome our family matters and to have a positive impact on others.

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