“David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 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.” 1 Samuel 17: 45-49
How can we defeat giants? When we overcome the doubt, disapproval, discouragement, and delay and finally face our personal Goliath, what can we do to win? We can act like David and see that God has helped us in the past. We can use the tools that God has given us now to succeed, even if they are different than expected. We can ignore those who are actively trying to stop us, and we can expect that God will help us for His glory. God recognizes our faith and will help us as He did for David when we too have giants to face.
Make a plan to defeat your giants and start today! Recognize a time when God has aided you in the past and pull strength from that for your endeavor. Determine what tools you have now that you can use to defeat the giant in your life. Look past those who have discouraged and disapproved, and look forward concerning how to accomplish your goal. Finally, when something is done for the glory of God, expect that He will help you for His glory. Take steps today to overcome whatever hardships you are facing and begin a new way of battle, one based in the love and protection of God.