THE GIANT SLAYER INSIDE OF YOU
Updated: Apr 8, 2020
LET’S LOOK AT 5 THINGS DAVID MIGHT BE ABLE TO TEACH US TODAY.
LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING.
THE STORY OF DAVID AND GOLIATH PROVES THAT NO MATTER WHAT GIANT YOU MAY BE FACING GIANTS AREN'T AS STRONG & POWERFUL AS THEY SEEM.
THE STORY OF DAVID PROVES THAT. AS I PREVIOUSLY STATED IN THE CORRESPONDING VIDEO; https://youtu.be/YY7QTXHnWCk
SAUL THOUGHT THE GIANT WAS TO BE TO DEFEAT WHILE DAVID THOUGHT THE GIANT WAS TOO BIG TO MISS. IF YOU ARE FACING A “GIANT” IN YOUR OWN LIFE I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT GIANTS AREN'T AS STRONG AND POWERFUL AS THEY APPEAR. WE’VE ALL HEARD THE SAYING “THE BIGGER THEY ARE THE HARDER THEY FALL.” IF YOUR GIANT IS AN ABUSIVE PARTNER OR UNHEALTHY MINDSETS THEY MAY THINK THEY ARE INVINCIBLE AND THAT YOU ARE BUT A SHEPHERD. BUT KNOW THAT YOU NEED TO FIND YOUR SECRET WEAPONS AND LEARN TO USE THEM.
JUST BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE BELIEVE SOMETHING TO BE TRUE DOES NOT MAKE IT SO.
THERE WERE OLDER MORE EXPERIENCED, BATTLE-HARDENED MEN. I'M SURE IF A POLL WAS CONDUCTED ON THAT DAY THEY WOULD HAVE ALL AGREED 10000% WOULD HAVE SAID WALKING INTO THAT BATTLE WAS A SUICIDE MISSION. THIS IS PRECISELY WHY YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GO WITH THE POPULAR VOTE. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE PRESSURE TO GO WITH THE POPULAR VOTE SIMPLY BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE BELIEVE SOMETHING, THEN IT MUST BE RIGHT. AS WITH THIS STORY IT IS APPARENT THAT THE POPULAR VOTE WAS WRONG. YOU MAY BE FACING PEOPLE WHO ARE TELLING YOU THAT YOU NEED TO STAY WITH YOUR ABUSIVE SPOUSE BECAUSE IT'S WHAT GOD SAID, OR ITS WHAT THE CHURCH SAID. SCRIPTURE IS OFTEN USED TO KEEP VICTIMS SILENT ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH DOMESTIC ABUSE. IT IS OFTEN USED AS A WEAPON TO KEEP THEM TRAPPED WITH AN ABUSIVE PARTNER, AND CHURCHES URGE VICTIMS TO STAY OR EVEN JUSTIFY THE ABUSE. HOWEVER, THE BIBLE IS CLEAR THAT GOD OPPOSES THOSE WHO OPPRESS, MARGINALIZED AND ABUSE OTHERS*. SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE CAREFUL TO BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR OR ARE TOLD. JUST BECAUSE IT IS SAID DOESN'T MAKE IT TRUE.
TAKE DOWN A GIANT ALL STARTS WITH COURAGE TO LOOK AT THING DIFFERENTLY.
WHAT EVERYONE ELSE SAW AS AN ASSET; HIS HEIGHT AND WEIGHTY ARMOUR, DAVID SAW AS A LIABILITY.
CORINTHIANS 10; 3-4 SAYS:
“FOR THOUGH WE LIVE IN THE WORLD, WE DO NOT WAGE WAR AS THE WORLD DOES. THE WEAPONS WE FIGHT WITH ARE NOT THE WEAPONS OF THE WORLD. ON THE CONTRARY, THEY HAVE DIVINE POWER TO DEMOLISH STRONGHOLDS.”
SO WHATEVER YOUR GIANT IS, IF THAT GIANT LOOKS IMPOSING AND UNCONQUERABLE, START LOOKING AT IT FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.
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4. Success begins in the quiet moments when no one is looking.
It would be a gross exaggeration to think that David walked onto the battlefield that day, for the very first time picked up a slingshot, and magically hit the bulls-eye and took down Goliath. When David was talking with King Saul beforehand, he said how he’d taken down a lion and a bear before when they attacked the sheep. There’s a lot of free time when you’re a shepherd, time he used to hone his craft of being a great sling shot.
That’s where many of us fall off. We want to hit the lottery without getting a job. We want to slay the giant without doing the work. Success begins in the quiet moments when no one is looking.
5. No matter how big your giants are, God is bigger.
David knew that Goliath was big, but at the end of the day, he knew his God was bigger. It was that simple faith that gave him the courage, along with his knowledge of the battle, to walk on the field that day. No matter how big your giants are, God is bigger.
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References used in post: https://addicted2success.com/life/5-powerful-life-lessons-from-david-and-goliath/