Every morning I attempt to read something I get through email called the Vine. Always an inspiration to start my day of late I have been waking up late, running late, becoming late and making others late. My day never started right because I didn’t take the time for God! Take hold of the Vine and see what can help you mature in spiritual size…
When It Comes To Giant-Problems
A champion went out from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath…
1 Samuel 17:4 NKJV
When it comes to giant-problems:
1) Their size can intimidate you. And it doesn’t help when everybody around you, including your leader, is running for cover. This is when you need to recall the victories of your past: Red Sea-sized ones, Jericho Wall-sized ones. How big is your God?
2) Their words can cause you to doubt. “When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were… greatly afraid” (1 Samuel 17:11 NKJV). Words like, ‘the tumour’s malignant,’ ‘the company’s down-sizing,’ ‘I don’t love you any more,’ ‘our child is hooked on drugs,’ ‘the bank is foreclosing.’ How do you handle such words? By turning to the living, life-changing Word of God which transcends all circumstances and trumps all opinions. “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8 NKJV).
3) There is an ‘opening,’ look for it. It was said Goliath could throw his spear half the length of a football field, so that’s probably how far David was from him. Furthermore, Goliath had body armour protecting him from head to toe, except for a small opening between his eyes and his forehead. That’s what David aimed for.
There’s a lesson here. When you ask God for a solution, it may come as a small opening rather than the size of half a football field! When He shows it to you, trust Him to get you through it. God’s response to you is not designed to increase your sense of comfort, but to build your confidence in Him. That way you’ll not only be able to handle this giant, but the ones waiting for you in the future.
All credit to the Vine for this great posting!