There are times when it seems as though the enemy has encircled us, trapping us in our tower and we have nowhere to go. No escape - believing the enemy will win.
God uses what we deem as worthless, insignificant, without any power, the smallest of small - and uses that as a means to overpower and escape from our tower.
When these verses were written, and today in some civilizations, women were considered less than dogs.
I wonder what do we hold at such a low level of worthlessness in our gifts and talents. All of what He gives us is to be used as part of our weaponry against the enemy. Not some of - but all of - our gifts and talents, even those we feel "aren't good enough".
He has created them, given them to us . They are part of Him, part of "us" whom He made in His image. He designed each one of us for His purpose. While reading these verses today, it struck home how often we don't utilize what He has given us. How often we do not use His measuring stick to evaluate how "good" our gifts are. I’m reminded that there really is nothing new under the sun. All we can do as writers and readers and thinkers and lovers and pray-ers, is to link arms and pull when someone’s stuck, or push when someone’s scared, and pray when we’re all lost. Not because we are hopeless, but because we actually know that there is Hope and we just all need reminded of it in different ways and at different times.
There is so much we think is useless or not good/talented enough and then we don't utilize them to help strengthen or encourage someone in "His" family who is fighting the enemy. Someone who needs to be reminded that there is Hope.