The reality is we will have to face giants at some point in our lives. A giant being an obstacle in our path, fears, sickness, weakness, addiction, past hurts or an issue that has left its scars in some area of our life.
These things, just like a big, fat, ugly giant obstructing our path, will have to be faced and overcome for us ever to be able to walk in our full destiny.
As a young man, David (whose story is recounted in the bible (1 and 2 Samuel) knew what it was to face his fears, weaknesses, and giant. While everyone else in the army was terrified at the sight of Goliath, David stood his ground and chose to face this fearsome giant of a man and fight him.
The reason He was able to do this is that David had been prepared by God out in the fields as he shepherded his father’s sheep. As he’d built his relationship with God and made the decision in the hidden place and where he was often forgotten about, to face and overcome his fears against loneliness, lions and bears, he discovered God, His ways and His protection.
As a result, when David faced Goliath, he was already battle-ready and didn’t just walk into battle but ran at his enemy. He was coming from a place of victory, which enabled him to see and be confident that no matter who or what may be against him, God was more powerful and had him in his care.
“David said to the Philistine, “you come against me with sword and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” (1 Samuel 17:45)
Initially, it’s not the big battles that we gain the strength and courage to face our “giants” but in the smaller everyday encounters and challenges that we can use to build our giant fighting muscles.
Those muscles and courage to face and overcome our giants come by not backing down or away from our daily challenges and difficulties. As we step forward and determine to overcome, instead of retreating or giving in, we become stronger and more confident and the less likely we are to be forced into retreat the next time.
Remember all that Jesus has done for you because his victory on the Cross over sin and death and all the works of the devil is now your victory. That means whatever battle, circumstance, sickness, lack, or hurt you may be facing, Jesus has the victory. The key is to take hold of that victory, that is now yours, in Jesus and use it to take any of your giants out with the truth that He is in you is greater than anyone or anything in the world.
Today, see your victory, remember all that Jesus has done, and slay those giants. As God was with David when he faced the lion, bear and Goliath, so too is He with you.
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57)
“God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and a sound mind”. (2 Tim 1:7)
“The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.” (Hebrews 13:6)
Prayer: Lord thank you that I need not be hindered or pushed down by anything or anyone for you are with me. Please help me to stand with you, to hold onto your promises and to depend on your power as I face any giant head on today and overcome them. In Jesus name Amen.