As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly
toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out
a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The
stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.1Sam.
17: 48 & 49
David and Goliath is the greatest underdog story
of all ages, it’s a summary of courage, boldness and tact. David at the
time was the shepherd boy who had never seen a battle while his opponent,
9 feet 9 inches tall Goliath had been a man of war all his life. Not
only was Goliath more experienced he was a national champion.
We all confront Goliaths every now and then in various forms e.g. a
health situation that seem to defy all understanding, a debt issue that
wants to drown the family’s welfare, how about the degenerate
relationship that has turned good friends into worst enemies or a lack
of understanding that threatens to alienate parents from their teenage
The list is endless from the external Goliaths to the more
subtle ones inside us like the constant reminder of our past failures, a
bad habit we’re struggling to break, a wrong philosophy we have imbibed
or simply a task we have ignored for too long.
Hopefully we can
discuss this subject in greater details some other time; however there’s
one thing to remember about all Goliaths, they all have a weak point.
The same features that gave those advantages over you also make them
vulnerable. Assess your assets; take counsel and confront your Goliath.
May the good Lord magnify your efforts and give you victory in Jesus’ name.