Hi mdcccb5: That's a very interesting question, and I agree with El Hombre viejo. God told Gideon that he had to many men, and did not want His people, Israel to think it way by their own might with which they defeated their enemies the Midianites. So God thinned them out and picked the best or most alert and observant to what was going on around them. And out of a large number of 32,000 Israelites at the start, only 300 proved to be so. This small band of alert men defeated a coalition of 135,000 invading Midianites, Amalekites, and others encamped on the plain of Jezreel, near the hill of Moreh.
I think this tells us much about God and his ability to deliver our enemies into our hands as it were, even though we may appear small and weak and of little concern, when God is at our back we can become an undefeatable foe. But remember, God only used a specific type of person, someone who was alert and observant. Being spiritually alert and observant are clearly qualities God values!