Facing A Giant In Our Lives

A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. (About 9 feet 9 inches) 1 Samuel 17:4 NIV I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 1 Samuel 17:45b NIV As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. 1 Samuel 17:48-49 NIV

Surely this was a shocking scene. A boy that was hardly old enough to shave killed a man who stood over nine feet tall. I can see two things that David had going for him. First, he had experience at defending his father’s sheep. He had many opportunities to practice using a sling. He had to be skillful with this weapon to hit a target of about the size of a lampshade. Even then the odds of it working were not great.

I think David’s second weapon was the one that gave him perfect success. It was God’s anointing on his life. God had appointed him King of Israel while he was tending sheep. Whatever God ordains always comes about. So, David was in a win, win situation. It was another example of how God confounds the wise of this world.

So, what is the giant in your life? You’ve probably tried all sorts of ways devised by mankind and nothing has worked. Your failures could be so frustrating that life has become a nightmare. But have you unleashed God’s anointing on the scene?

Many things are too big for mankind. But nothing is too big for God. Terminal diseases do not concern Him at all. He set healing into motion centuries ago when Jesus took lashes on His back and hung on the cross. So face your giants with God in mind. Use His word to come against them.

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