1 Samuel 17:33, 37 Saul replied, ‘You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.’ The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.’Saul said to David, ‘Go, and the Lord be with you.’
The more you do something the more confident you are in doing it again. In order to become proficient in something you need to dedicate some time to it. At some point you have to start where you are to build yourself up to where you are going. Each battle prepares you for the war.
David had been a shepherd for his father. As a matter of fact he was bi-vocational. He worked for the King playing the harp and watched his father’s sheep. His Father Jesse sent him on an errand to take food to his brothers on the battlefield. It was there that David saw Goliath.
For forty days this giant had been talking smack to the armies of Israel and had everybody scared to move. David heard it and was immediately ready to fight. His older brother told him to go back and tend “his little sheep.” But when the King heard someone finally ready to fight, he sent for David. Don’t be surprised that when you step up others will want you to sit down.
King Saul’s hopes were dampened when he saw this young shepherd boy David. He said, “you can’t fight this giant! He’s been fighting since he was a boy. You’re just a teenager!”some people will underestimate you because of how you look.
David reassured the king that this was not his first rodeo. He told the King that as a shepherd he had to fight lions, tigers, and bears.. Ok maybe not tigers but you get my point. David said he fought these animals with his bare hands to save his lambs. He said, “if God did that…he could do this!”
When you are faced with an insurmountable challenge, here’s what you need to do:
1. Look at God’s track record in your life. All of the things that God has done for you have been preparing you for this giant moment.
2. Have confidence in your God and your skills. The King tried to put his armor on David but he said, “I’m not used to fighting in these.” Instead David used a sling shot and five smooth stones. This is what he used everyday. Use your tools not somebody else’s stuff.
3. Have confidence that God will do it again. David said, “if he saved me from the paw of the bear and lion then he will save me from the hand of this giant.” If he did it before, he will do it again.
David ran toward the giant and sunk a rock into his forehead. Down came Goliath!! David cut off his head and was promoted over the army.
There’s something big you have to face and what you need to realize is that, if God did it in a small way he can do it again in a big way. Trust God and run toward your biggest challenge and get ready for your biggest blessing!
Thank you for being with me in every stage of my development and getting me ready for the biggest stage of my life. Every battle has equipped me to face this challenge. I am grateful for all you’ve done and I’m thankful that this too will face. Goliath is coming down today! Whether Goliath is sickness, unemployment, addiction, financial challenges, taxes, or depression. I decree and declare that the enemy is defeated and you get all the Glory. Thank you for the victory!
In Jesus Name,