"Dividing the three hundred men into three companies, he placed trumpets and empty jars in the hands of all of them, with torches inside. 'Watch me,' he told them. 'Follow my lead. When I get to the edge of the camp, do exactly as I do. When I and all who are with me blow our trumpets, then from all around the camp blow yours and shout, ‘For the Lord and for Gideon'" – Judges 7:16-18.
Once Gideon got over his fears and insecurities as the leader who would set his people free, he became quite creative in his leadership style. First, he requested three confirmations from the Lord, one of which involved the fleece and the dew (which is where we get the term "putting out a fleece"). Then Gideon asked for one more confirmation and someone had a dream of a barley loaf striking the Midianites, the loaf representing Gideon and his army. Once confirmed, Gideon became a creative general, coming up with the plan to utilize his undermanned army in such a way that the enemy would be surprised and overwhelmed. Spiritual warfare is something all of God's people have to engage in from time to time. How creative are you as the Lord's warrior? Do you pray creative prayers? Do you do non-routine things that catch your enemy off guard? Do you devise creative strategies to accomplish the task God has assigned you to do?
Lord, I am often tentative like Gideon once was, to be too aggressive in life, and consequently, my passivity costs me opportunities to serve You and fulfill my purpose. No more! I commit to use my creativity to devise and employ unique plans and approaches to see Your glory released and my purpose fulfilled!