Facing Goliath and Intimidation

When you step out to slay “Y-O-U-R” giant a few things are happening at once. If you are doing this as a follower of Christ it makes even more sense as you analyze these things. Remember, God did not create a loser and He did not create you to fail.

  • Here are some thoughts, when you decide to go forward against the enemy:
  • You are making a move toward God in faith (faith in action)
  • You are putting a decision into effect (no more hiding)
  • You are becoming visible (people are looking at you)
  • You WILL BE faced with an “Intimidation Factor” (the devil wants you to lose)

After David got King Saul’s attention and permission to fight the Giant Goliath he stepped out from among the rest of the Israelite Army. He was very confident, but if you’re like me when you decide to “go” it sometimes leaves you feeling a little vulnerable and possible even a little lonely and fearful.

But David did not turn around even though the King doubted, his brothers mocked, and Goliath scoffed.

We know about the ending, though, and you see WITH GOD ALL THINGS WERE POSSIBLE!

What Giant are you facing now… don’t hesitate to make those awesome decisions and by all means TRUST God to help!

1 Samuel 17 (NLT)

41 Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, 42 sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. 43 “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods. 44 “Come over here, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” Goliath yelled.

45 David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

46 Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! 47 And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to us!”

48 As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. 49 Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground.

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