Everyone experiences fear. At times, getting rid of fear can seem like an impossibility to many people. The story of David and Goliath in the Bible (1 Samuel 17) always come to mind when I’m confronted with fear and other troubles which seemed too big for me to overcome. A brief summary of the story of David and Goliath…
The Philistine army had gathered for war against Israel. A giant Philistine champion warrior named Goliath came out each day for 40 days, mocking and challenging the Israelites to fight him. Saul, the King of Israel then, and the whole army were terrified of Goliath. A young teenager named David offered himself to King Saul to fight Goliath. After much persuasion, King Saul finally agreed to let David confront Goliath. Dressed in tunic and armed only with a slingshot and a bag of stones, David approached Goliath with the confidence that God will be with him in the battle. When Goliath moved in for the kill, David took a stone from his bag and slung at the giant using his slingshot. The stone sank into Goliath’s forehead and he fell onto the ground. David then took Goliath’s sword, killed him and cut off the giant’s head. Upon seeing the demised of their champion giant warrior, the Philistine army turned and ran. The Israelites then pursued and killed the Philistines who were trying to escape.
Are you facing any “Goliath” obstacle in your life that seems too big for you to overcome? David’s faith in God enabled him see Goliath from a different perspective. If we learn to face “Goliath” problems from God’s perspective, we’ll have complete faith that God will confront and overcome the gigantic problems together with us. Pause for a moment and focus on God. Adopt the courage and faith of David. While others feared the giant Goliath and proclaiming that this giant warrior is too big to hit, David confronted Goliath with a different attitude declaring: “This giant warrior is too big to miss!”
Success is a matter of attitude. Allow God to fight with you to overcome any fear of “Goliath” in you that prevents you from achieving success. If God is on your side, who can stand against you? Remember, no problems will be too big for the Almighty God to overcome!
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