He was the weakest member of a faithless family living on the wrong side of town. He had a tentative and doubt-filled personality. And when we encounter him in the Bible. He is cowering out of fear that marauding outlaws might hunt him down.
His name is, you guessed it, Gideon. One day an angel appeared to him, and guess how he greeted this quivering coward? He could have called out, “Hey, you yellow-bellied chicken?” He could have called out “Hey, you with the spaghetti spine!” But instead, the angel said something entirely unexpected. He declared, “He Gideon, you mighty warrior.”