What was your favorite bible story that you remember learning growing up as a child? My favorites were Noah’s Ark, Jonah and the Whale and David and Goliath. Let me give you a quick recap of David and Goliath. Goliath was a giant standing over nine feet tall. He was clothed in armor and carried a sword. He was a mighty warrior. David was wearing a tunic, carrying a staff, sling and a pouch of stones. Although feeling outnumbered he decided that he would be the one to fight against Goliath.
What is your Goliath in your life? Your Goliath is something that is much larger than you. It is a gigantic problem that you are facing. Your Goliath could be an impossible situation in your life. I’m sure that many of you know what my giants in my life were. My infertility, autism and epilepsy, my health, my job at one point in my life, and my divorce. I could list a few more but I think you get my point.
When faced with an impossible situation, how will you respond? Will you stand and fight against all odds? Or will you let that giant continue to stand in the way of your greatness? When we are ready to take on Goliath, we make the mistake of bringing other people along for the battle. We need to be more like David and only bring God with us to help us conquer the situation.
There will come a time where you will feel courageous and are no longer fearful. You will be able to take on anything that has held you back in the past. How important is it for you that you remove these giants from your life? You deserve happiness. You may only feel like you have a stone and a sling, but you have much more. You have God on your side and with Him all things are possible. Think like David when he approached Goliath, speaking the word of God aloud for all to hear. In doing that he won the battle with one shot, perfect aim and Goliath’s own sword.
No matter what you are facing. Stand up to your Goliath. You are stronger than you know.
Remember face your fears and claim your victory.