David was ill prepared by human standards; he was just a young shepherd, not a trained warrior. He had no protective armor or sword. For all intents and purposes his facing the giant was a recipe for certain disaster. But David had wisdom the others did not.
He faced a huge obstacle boldly when others couldn’t. Their focus was on the size of the problem- a giant who stood over 9 feet tall, and his fierce army. David’s focus was on the size and power of God. He remembered all the times God had been faithful in the past and as a result he faced the problem with the right attitude. When you face a giant:
1. Focus on the solution not the problem-
The army only had eyes for the problem. As a result they were completely overwhelmed by the size of their obstacle and could do nothing but shake in fear. David wasn’t concerned with the size of Goliath; he was concerned with the size of God. He knew the solution – God- was bigger than any created thing.
You may not be facing a 9 foot tall giant but where you focus is etremely critical. When you focus only on the problem you lose sight of the solution and become overwhelmed. Instead, seek God for His wisdom and direction. Nothing is too big for Him to overcome.
2. Gain confidence by recalling past triumphs-
God has given you natural abilities and talent. When troubles come, make use of them to work through the problem while always relying on God’s infinite strength to triumph.
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