32David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” 33 Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” 34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it, and rescued the sheep from its mouth.
1 Samuel 17:32-35
When I was reading this, first, I came across a quote, and it was anonymous. I’m not sure who said it. But it said King Saul thought that Goliath was too big to fight, but David thought he was too big to miss. The confidence that David shows King Saul at this moment is the kind of confidence that I want to walk into every single season of my life. There is always a Goliath that is staring us in the face. That is making us believe that we are not worthy of what God has called us to do. There is always a giant that makes us feel inadequate. There is always a giant that plagues us with fear. There is always a circumstance that prohibits us from walking in the glory of God, and so let us not be like King Saul.
Let us not look at this giant and think that it’s too big to fight, but let us be like David and let us look at these giants in front of us. Let us look at the giants of our lives and let us acknowledge that they are too big to miss. A little pebble will knock them down. And God promised us that all we needed was a mustard seed of faith and so let our pebble or weapon of choice by faith. Let us so weigh our mustard seeds towards our giants and let us watch as they fall right before us. Whatever stands in our way today, let us pray about it.
Surrender to the Lord and let us stand firm like we said yesterday in the faith, knowing that there is no giant too big for us to fight because no matter how big it is, it just makes it easier to hit. It is a larger target to hit and so what we need is faith first and foremost. And all we need is the confidence that the Lord gives us to walk up to these targets in our lives and to, declare faith over every situation to declare life over every situation.
Father God, we love you so much, and we thank you for this beautiful, let’s say, Lord, today we want to be covered with the confidence like you give us; we want to be covered with the confidence of David. We want to look at the Giants in our lives, and we want to take a swing at them with our faith. Lord, you say that we only need a mustard seed of faith to see anything come to fruition, and so Lord, Today we look at our giants, and we cast them aside; we surrendered them to you, and we know that you are going to be there to protect us and to walk us through every battle ahead of us. We love you so much. We thank you in advance for doing only what you can do. We pray this all in your son’s mighty name. Amen.
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