How to Conquer Your GoliathJanuary 8, 2016
So David arose early in the morning and left the flock with a keeper and took the supplies and went as Jesse had commanded him. 1 Samuel 17:20
1. STAY FAITHFUL. The story of David and how he conquered Goliath will help you to face off with the giants that are looming before you. Some of the greatest things we achieve never look that great at the start (Zechariah 4:10). David’s victory began with an average chore when his father told him to take bread and cheese to his brothers who were in battle. When we are faithful in the small tasks—like getting up early, leaving our sheep with a keeper, and taking food to our brothers—God will give us responsibility over greater things (Luke 16:10).
2. OBEY WITH A WILLING HEART. Jesus said “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work” (John 4:34). Our search for significance begins and ends in God—that’s where we find fulfillment. Instead of obeying with a bad attitude, yield your heart completely to God’s will and become teachable. When you submit to God’s process, the small, buried acorn becomes a mighty oak tree.
3. COMMIT TO THE END. There is something wonderful on the other side of the resistance, on the other side of Goliath’s taunts. Step up with decisive boldness and commit to see the battle through. As you build your house on the certainty and security of God’s Word, your beliefs, desires, and hopes will become action and you will see the will of God come to pass.
PRAY THIS PRAYER:
God, I humble myself before You. All I want is Your will. I know the willing and obedient will eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19) and when You tell me to, I’ll step up and take action with boldness. Help me to reach the fullness of all You’ve called me to this year. The battle is Yours, God, and I give You all the praise. I love You, Jesus! Amen.
Acting or ready to act gladly; eagerly compliant. Done, given, or accepted voluntarily or ungrudgingly.
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