Pick Up the Sling Shot, Grab a Stone, and Trust God
I would say imagine, but I don’t think that’s necessary. Looking into your own life, you will surely see it. The giant is large, mean, and negative. For the past forty days or so, this nine-foot tall individual has been nagging at you. He has been reminding you of your weaknesses, insulting your identity, making you doubt your faith, and declaring your inability to overcome. This is the giant—rather, the Philistine, David saw on his journey of taking gifts to his brothers at war. David didn’t see Goliath as a giant in comparison with his God. This devotional has the purpose of encouraging you to see your giants the same way.
“You make something so small, so big." God has recently spoken this to my heart, and I feel as if the story of David is a great example to this statement. You see, although Goliath was big physically, he was actually as small as can be. Many Israelites never saw Goliath this way because they couldn’t get over his physical look. It is all about your perspective. If you look at your giants as undefeated, they will likely remain that way. But they keep calling out for your attention, begging you to challenge them in battle.
You don’t have to listen to those lies. You don’t have to deal with those insecurities. No longer does your life have to be dependent on your past, for grace has come. So pick up the sling shot, grab a stone, and trust God. And remember, “…Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us” (Romans 8:37 NLT).