“The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you.” 1 Samuel 17:37 AMP
I have come to realise that throughout our faith journey there will be giants that we will need to face. These giants come as obstacles that serve as barriers to our breakthrough. Some believers turn away from their God-given opportunity when they encounter a giant while others are prepared to fight and grab hold of the opportunity that’s on the other side. When we study David’s encounter with Goliath the scriptures clearly highlight that before there was a giant, there was a lion and a bear that David had to defeat. His experience with the lion and the bear made him ready for the giant. He didn’t waiver when he saw the giant but rather David was confident in his God given ability and above all he was confident in his God.
God wants us to have the same confidence as David when we approach our giant. David was not intimidated by Goliath’s size or the words coming out of his mouth. David was fully aware that God had given him every necessary weapon to defeat Goliath which didn’t look like much to others, nevertheless it was enough for David.
There are giants we have to face in every season that come in different dimensions, however God is always training us for the next giant. What you killed spiritually in the previous season has given you the confidence and faith to kill the giant in the next season. Every giant comes with a reward! There was a reward waiting for David after killing his giant. Are you ready to slay your giant and grab your reward? This is going to take some stretching however God would not stretch you beyond the ability He has given you. God may have stretched your faith in the last season and He wants to stretch it even further in this season. The question is would you allow your faith to be stretched so that you would see even more of God’s power and obtain your reward? There is victory in the stretch against giants.
God has given us every necessary weapon to defeat our giants. The problem we have is that we are too busy examining the size, its weight and other intimidating features that try to threaten us. This year we will meet many giants and our ultimate weapon is our tongue. Are you ready to speak God’s Word of victory to your giant? Victory is in your mouth, you just need to declare it!
Further study: 1 Samuel 17, 2 Kings 6:8-22