Gideon was a man who shows us how to live up to the potential God knows we have. We can live a significant life when we listen to what God says about us, go in the strength we have and watch God use our weaknesses. God uses our weaknesses to bring Him glory. He does it through reducing our resources, magnifying our need, showing us someone who trusts God with what little they have, and using our meager resources to show how great He is. While we may want to hide in our weaknesses, God wants to use them. Then He can use us to accomplish His purposes.