Judges 4:4-5 A prophetess named Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth, was judge of Israel at that time.
Deborah was a mighty woman of God who inspired Israel to moved out of their hiding places and take up their swords for war against their enemies. She rallied thousands of warriors to overthrow Israel’s oppressors. She even motivated an insignificant tent dwelling woman named Jael, to arise and drive a tent peg into the Enemy’s General’s head!
Deborah inspired the great and the lowly to not let their circumstances hold them back – that whatever they were and wherever they were – they could be used mightily of God!
Judges 4 and 5 tell us how, with Deborah’s leadership, Israel rose up and conquered their foes.
What impact are you having on those around you? Deborah’s presence and passion raised the faith level of an entire nation.
Worship – Judges 5:1, 3, 11
Warriors – Judges 5:2, 9, 12-13
Willingness – Judges 5:2, 9
Wonders – Judges 5:4
Awakening – Judges 5:12
That’s what it means to INSPIRE. It is to cause people to awake and arise to a greater purpose and possibility in God for their lives.
Though Deborah joined the ranks of Samuel and Moses as only three individuals who served Israel as prophet, judge and military leader, you don’t need to have a pulpit, platform or position to inspire others. You need only faith, passion and a God-perspective!
Who are you called to inspire into God’s possibilities today?
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT) So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.