DEFEATING YOUR GIANTS

We come from places and people who have turned their back on us, sometimes the circumstances were against us. But the truth is that, there is light at the end of the tunnel, after the storm comes the calm. Any problem and difficulty you may have, has a solution. We won. You also can.

We all have giants that we face in life, things that may seem like insurmountable problems.

It may be something we’re afraid of or something we’re under the power of. It may be something that seems to always loom large and never stop bothering us. Maybe you overcame this giant for a week or even a month and thought you had victory. And then it came back with a vengeance and brought you down.

In the Bible we find the story of a young man who was able to bring his giant down. David was a study in contrasts. He was both a warrior and a worshiper. David was both a fighter and a lover. He was a king, and he also was a sinner.

But when we’re introduced to him in Scripture, he was a shepherd boy watching over his flock. He was one of the sons of a man named Jesse, who lived in Bethlehem. God had spoken to the prophet Samuel and basically said, “I’m done with King Saul. He’s out. My new king is from the house of Jesse, in Bethlehem.” So the prophet Samuel went to Bethlehem.

When a prophet showed up, it was a big deal. The whole town turned out, and they all were waiting to hear what the prophet had to say. Samuel offered a sacrifice, and then he asked Jesse to bring out his boys. Jesse had seven strapping boys, and he brought them before the visiting prophet. They were the magnificent seven for sure. As the prophet looked at them, he was wondering who the next king would be.

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