To be chosen means to be selected, to be picked out from the bunch. All of us have a calling on our lives. Gideon was a man who was simply trying to provide for his family when God appeared to him and chose him. God told him to get an army together to fight trained soldiers. He also gave him requirements. God told Gideon to send home all of the men who were fearful because He knew they would run away in time of need. God also told him to send home all of the men who did not lap up water like dogs because He knew they would not be watchful. Gideon was left with 300 men to fight over 135,000. God told them to shout “The sword of the Lord and of Gideon…”. Even though Gideon was not nearly as powerful as God, God told them to include Gideon’s name because God uses people. God wants to use you. A popular scripture says “many are called but few are chosen”. You can be called and not chosen because you refuse the call. Most people will not except their calling. You decide where you fit in. How much are you willing to sacrifice and how far are you willing to go? Salvation is free but discipleship will cost you your life.