In the Bible, it was recorded that a young boy called David confronted and killed the giant Goliath that was terrorizing the Israelite at that time.
In the same way, there are certain giant Goliaths that are terrorizing us today that must be confronted as they must come down if ever we are going to move forward in life, and if we are ever going to fulfill our destiny.
These giant Goliath, we must confront and conquer them, yes, that giant Goliath must come down for us to move forward and reign in life. However, before the giant Goliath of our life can come down, we must take personal responsibility and accept to confront them.
I said this because many people have surrendered their lives to fate; accepting everything that Goliath throws at them. Some even run away refusing to confront the Goliath of their lives.
Our anchor scripture is taken from 1 Samuel 17:4 –end. In verses 10 & 11 to be precise, it was when David visited the battlefield that he overheard Goliath, the Philistine who came up to defy the army of Israel.
“Goliath said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.” When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.
As said, the problems with many of us is that we are afraid, and we fled from the giant Goliath of our life just as King Saul and all Israel army were dismayed and greatly afraid and fled from Goliath.
A look at the actions of Goliath above, we can learn two valuable lessons there, first Goliath uses intimidation to frighten his opponents into submission.
Secondly, Goliath first defies his opponent before confronting them. This is because we can’t operate fully and with the power of God once we are defied.
It was these two things that David first dealt with in his confrontation of Goliath. First David refused to be intimidated by Goliath. As he said to Saul “Let no man’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”
The problem with many of us is that we are afraid and fled from the Goliath of our life while as we ought to do like David did in verse 32.
Also in the above verse, David refused to be intimated as Saul and all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid as David said to Saul,
“Let no man’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”1Samuel 17:26b For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
Before we can confront the giant Goliath of our life, there are valuable lessons we ought to learn from David that would enable us to confront and conquer the said Goliath.
The second valuable lesson is that we must never give in to discouragement because discouragements will surely come our way. In our story, it was King Saul who tried to discourage David from confronting Goliath as can be seen in 1 Samuel 17:33.
That passage says, and Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”
The third valuable lesson can be seen in 1 Samuel 17:37. Here David dismissed the discouragement from Saul because he remembered the past victories that God gave him against the bear and lion.
David said, “The LORD, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.
The fourth valuable lesson is that we should never over magnify or overrate the giant Goliath if we are ever going to confront him like Saul and all Israel over magnified or overrated the giant Goliath.
Rather, David on his own commonized Goliath when he said in 1 Samuel 17:26b “for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God”?
In other words and as said, we should never over magnify the Goliath of our life if we are ever going to confront him and conquer 1““ him..
Moreover, David remembered God’s testimonies as he said to Saul in 1 Samuel 17:36 “Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.”
As said, David remembered and testified of past victories God gave him, meaning that we should be quick to testify of God’s goodness and past victories God accomplished for us and through us.
The end of the part one, we will continue our discussion in part two so keep a date with us. Shalom!
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