Grace and peace be unto you.
The Bible teaches that Joshua was Moses’ aide and he witnessed God’s presence, provision, and protection. Consequently, when God called him to lead the Israelites after Moses’ death, he boldly accepted. Why not? He knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that God was faithful, All-Powerful, and All-Wise.
On the other hand, Gideon grew up during the period when the Israelites rebelled against God. As a result, God allowed them to be oppressed by the Midianites for seven years. Gideon heard stories of God’s goodness and greatness but lacked the experience. Hence, when God called him to serve, he was skeptical and asked for three signs (Judges 6).
Although Joshua and Gideon had limited experiences, God elevated them to leadership positions. He knew that their success was dependent on obedience and reliance on him and not their qualifications. God does not need workers with excellent qualifications to carry out his purpose; He needs willing hearts. Are you available and willing to accept his call? He will accomplish his purpose through you when you respond positively. Nothing is too difficult for him (Jeremiah 32:27). He knows how to use your limited experiences for his glory.
Heavenly Father, we praise you for your wondrous works. Help us to be receptive to your call. In Jesus’ name, amen.