“When the Philistine (Goliath) arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.”
1 Samuel 17:48
The story of David and Goliath is one of the greatest underdog stories of all time. It has motivated children and adults alike to face their biggest fears and claim victory over life’s toughest challenges. David’s approach was so courageous that it seemed ridiculous to those who watched in awe.
For 40 days the loud mouth giant went out to the battleground and taunted the Israelites. And everyday they ran away because they were afraid. (vs. 24) But David’s response was different. He quickly ran towards the giant.
David had a different perspective towards the problem. He had a God-perspective. While everyone was saying how big the giant was, David was saying how small he was compared to God. Everyone was saying Goliath was too big to hit while David was saying he was too big to miss. David has a better way of looking at the problem.
We are going to face challenges that will test our relationship with God. How we respond is how we view God. When we respond to challenges with fear we are ultimately telling God He is not big enough or strong enough to take care of us. That’s not the right approach. Instead we need the courage like David had so we can face our fears with faith.
God wants to show us what He can do for us and through us. The problem is we don’t give Him the chance to move in miraculous ways. We tend to down-size His majestic power and minimize His great blessings. If you want to experience great victories, you’re going to have to place your faith and trust in God for all things and gain a God-size perspective for all your challenges.
Lord, give me courage to allow You to work in and through me. Show me what You are able to do. Thank You in advance for what You are going to do.