We all know the story of little David who defeated the giant Goliath. A slingshot, a single stone and ‘whack’, the giant falls. I think that everyone must have been surprised at that sight, probably even little ‘Davie’. It’s a great story about trust, the power of God, etc. But, with all of the stories in the Bible, how does this apply to my life?
We all face ‘giants’. What is it that is the giant in your life right now? We all have them and sometimes, when we ignore them they actually grow. Is it a job, a spouse, a friend, a parent? Is it fear, anxiety, worry, illness? What is your giant? Think about it, pray about it and then face it.
Select your stones……David had five of them. What are the stones that you can use to defeat your giant? Perhap one of your stones is prayer, maybe you have a great friend who is a wonderful support for you. Some may have a special place to go to where you can be alone to face your giant. Some may use the Bible as a stone, spiritual reading or a spiritual mentor. What stones do you use to defeat your giant?
And then, hold onto that stone and use it…..one shot…..and watch your giant fall.
You’re so right! I’m going to have to select my stones and slay those giants.
Sometimes that’s all it takes, a little bit of thought to take aim with our perspective and feelings, and before you know it … bulls-eye! The giant’s down. Thanks for reminding us.
Andie: I just lost two comments because I my mind is really wandering right now. I am thinking of the GIANT in my life right now. I am now going to thank God for all the stones He has placed in my pouch! I love how you put a whole new spin on this verse that I had never thought of….That’s the Holy Spirit! Lori
Andie, this week I am slaying a giant that has been plaguing my life for more than a year simply because I was too stubborn to pick up the stone I knew I needed. It feels good slipping that stone into the sling and letting it fly!
You know I love a metaphor…and this one is a good one!
Jesus … the chief cornerstone … scripture and prayer are my main two.