We all remember the story of David and Goliath. When I first was told this story I was fascinated about how someone as small as David could kill a faint. Here we have David, whose main responsibility was to take care of the sheep. I imagine a small scrawny boy, I little boy with big ideas and even bigger dreams. David was the last one born of 7 brothers. David’s father decided to sent him on a errand. He was supposed to take his brothers a snack and return home with the news of their well-being.
How many times have you left home to do something and it turned into something huge? How many simple decisions have you made that blew up in your face and caused a disaster. David that morning left him sheep with another shepherd and takes off for a journey that would change him entire life.
We all have giants in our lives. It not be a man like Goliath maybe not even 9 feet tall with a bronze armor that weighed 125 lbs. That giant in your life might be abandonment, abuse, depression or unemployment. And your giant my not stand in front of you yelling, “Today, I stand in front of you yelling, “Today, I stand and dare the army of Israel! Send one of your men to fight me” (1 Samuel 17:10). Goliath paraded up and down the hills in the valley of Elah yelling and threatening the Israelites. Your giants prances through your office, your classroom, your church, unfortunately, maybe your home. He brings bills you can’t pay, grace you can’t make, people you can’t please and people who claim that they love you.
Today’s Goliath provided you with whiskey you can’t resist, drugs to can’t say no to, pornography you can’t refuse, a job you can’t escape, a past you can’t shake, and a future you can’t face. How long has this Goliath stalked you? How many generations for your family were destroyed by the same Goliath. How long have you allowed this Goliath control you? The story of David and Goliath reminds us of the Giants in our own homes. We are constantly fighting giants.
We battle the Giants names adultery, bitterness, un-forgiveness, debt, lust, loneliness, tempers, self-image, verbal, physical, sexual abuse… We have strongholds . Satan loves to dump buckets of strongholds in our lives. He loves to whisper in our ear.
My question is for you is what is your war plan for destroying your Goliath? Are you going to hide in the corner or are you going to pick up your spiritual weapons and fight? I hid in the corner 37 years before I showed up for the fight discussing God. God has delivered my from the lion’s mouth. We often forget the number of fights God has fought for us. But, with loyalty to God it is evident God declares that the battle is the Lord’s and God does not need swords or spears. The Lord who is all-powerful will not hand us over to our giants.
When David killed Goliath with one sling, one shot. No one else was discussing God, but, David had discussed no one else but God. This fight we are fighting is beyond human perception.
David’s vs Goliath was really God-focus vs Giant-focus. Where we major in fear, David majored in God. Stop seeing your giants, just see God more.
You Got This!