"Surely It Can't Be Me?" Excerpt from Evangelist Jennifer Workman's latest book "From Rejection to Selection: What Rejection Taught Me about God and Myself”


“Surely, It Can’t Be Me?”

“When we doubt ourselves and can’t see anything good about ourselves, rest assured, God sees us as his own, precious in his sight and to be used for his glory.” –Evangelist Jennifer Workman


Scriptural Reference: Judges 6:11-16

Gideon like many of us, doubted himself and what he could contribute to life and that of others but irrespective of Gideon’s outlook on himself, God saw something special in him that he couldn’t see in himself. And, that is why God spoke to him and told him after Israel’s disobedience and suffering, he would empower him to be victorious over the Midianites “in the strength of one man” (v.16).  But his initial response wasn’t “okay Lord,” but like many of us he questioned his capability, “Me Lord?" Who I am, look at the family I come from, my history?”  Doesn’t that sound like many of us? Excuses, excuses! But despite Gideon’s cowardly disposition, self-doubt and excuses, God used him and he will use you as well, if you are a willing vessel and is obedient to him!

So today, stop doubting yourself! It doesn’t matter about your background, it doesn’t matter what your last name is or where you come from, God sees you and all you have to do is say in faithfulness to God, “I surrender all.”

Thoughtful Contemplation:

“God sees something greater in you that you don’t see in yourself.” –Jennifer Workman

Tell me what do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror? Write down several positive affirmations about yourself and speak these affirmations over your life daily, “for so a man thinks in his heart so is he (Proverbs 23:7, NKJV).”


Jennifer is a highly anointed evangelist, singer, songwriter, accomplished author, educator, entrepreneur, playwright and media personality with more than fifteen years in the radio, television and publications arena, and founder of Simply Victorious Ministries, a ministry that is founded on biblical principles and one that aims to be a globally recognizable "voice" that ministers to people from different walks of life with the overall focus to empower, to inspire and to motivate people towards living a fuller life that is found in relationship with God.  Jennifer is also the Inspirational Host and Producer of "Simply Victorious for Life" an inspirational program broadcast via Truli Family Entertainment Network and via various social media outlets. Each month Jennifer brings inspirational messages to listeners that are biblically sound, informative and spiritually empowering. During each segment, listeners will be given the solid food of the word of God and will discover what it takes to live victorious lives in Jesus.  As a prolific writer and one that writes with the “Finger of God,” Jennifer’s articles have been published in numerous magazines, blog pages and digital publications i.e. Empower Magazine, Global Fire Magazine (Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network), Faith Filled Family Magazine, Faith Family Youth Magazine, Ruby for Women Magazine, Inspired Women Magazine, DOZ Magazine, Rejoice Essential Magazine, Sarah Magazine, Back 2 Basics Magazine and The Christian Post, God TV, BeliefNet, The Praying Woman and In Season Mom Blog Pages. Jennifer is also the author of several highly acclaimed books i.e. "Simply Victorious for Life...," "Never say Never...,"  "The Hannah Experience...,"  "Power Over Darkness," and newly released books "Open My Eyes...," "My Mommy is a Fighter...," "Jesus Loves Me," "The Finger of God..," The Prayers of an Overcomer...," "From Rejection to Selection..."  and also the Editor of Author, Robert B. Sullivan's book "My Thoughts on God and the Men Who went Astray, Why?, Where Are They?"