BE A GIANT KILLER “So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone…” (I Sam 17:50).
God gave the shepherd boy (David) victory over the giant (Goliath) to inspire us to confront our own giants also. Observe the fact that he executed the assignment using a sling and a stone. This is to remind you that your expected victory will come from God not from physical strength (2 Cor 10:4).
Giants can either be spiritual or tangible, unattainable goals, elusive dreams, unfinished projects and ‘the loose ends’ of life that keep us mired in mediocrity. A giant is anything or anyone keeping you from being or doing what God wants you to be or do. Real life examples include attitude, a habit, belief, a philosophy or a memory. It could also be a person standing between you and God; between who you are and who you aspire to be; between where you are and where God wants you to be.
The sole aim of a giant is to alter your divine direction and miss the goal (John 10:10a). But giant killers see victory in the midst of defeat and see every fight as an opportunity to win. Giant killers don’t run from issues but see conflict as a platform for growth and overcoming an enemy as prerequisite to promotion. Giants expose hidden strengths and feed our confidence in God. Giant-killers see opportunity in opposition, potential in challenges and victory in the shadow of defeat. You may not be there yet but there is an inner and untapped grace in you to be a giant – killer (Phil 4:13).