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When No One Knows Your Name

Judges 13:1-2

The Israelites again did what was evil in the LORD’s sight, so the LORD handed them over to the Philistines 40 years. There was a certain man from Zorah, from the family of Dan, whose name was Manoah; his wife was barren and had no children.

Before the time of the kings, Israel had a pattern: they would sin, fall into bondage, and call out to God. God would then send a judge to deliver them. This passage takes us to another time when Israel had fallen and in need of a deliverer. One woman was significant. We don’t know her name; we only know her husband. There was nothing apparently special about her, except the fact that she had no children. God had plans for Manoah’s wife, however. She became the mother of Samson, who God used to deliver Israel from the Philistines.

God can use anyone, anywhere, and at any time. What makes us seemingly insignificant and unimportant can be the very tool God uses to do something great and mighty. The void, longing, or emptiness we feel inside may be God’s calling card to greatness in His kingdom. This woman’s name was not important, but her barren condition was. While no one may know your name, what God has put inside you is of great significance!

Worship God today in full assurance that you are significant to Him. You may not be important to anyone else, but He has great plans for you. Whatever longing or desire that He has placed inside you has a purpose to fulfill, and He will use you to do something important. No one may ever know your name, but His is the one to praise. Let His name be great in you, and your longing will soon catapult you to something great!

Have a blessed day!

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