After 40 days of talk and unanswered challenges, the fight is on. Goliath is charging the lines of the Israelite army. Who runs out to meet the Giant? The shepherd boy David. He is full of faith is his God. The fight that had been building for 40 days, will now end in minutes. As we look at the victory God worked through David, we must consider, what battles are you fighting?
What causes you to be overtaken with fear and dread? No, we aren't talking about heights, snakes, or spiders. What situations cause you to stop in your tracks because they appear to be overwhelming and insurmountable? Today we look at possibly the most well-known story in all of the Bible. David vs. Goliath. The one towering warrior that caused an entire army to lose heart and hope. The little shepherd boy against the towering trash talking brute. Too often this story is presented as an underdog story. It is much more. David provides an amazing example of unshaken faith in his God. David does not speak and act based only on what he sees, he moves forward remembering what his God has already done.
Do you know your purpose in life? If you do, what are doing to fulfill that purpose? Some seasons of life bring great focus and clear direction. Other seasons, we may find ourselves asking, “Why am I stuck here?” Let’s call those types of seasons, an off-season. When we think of King David, we think of a general leading armies to victory or a courageous boy fighting a giant. Surely one anointed to be King had a great and high purpose. But what forged the boy into the King? A season as a shepherd. David already had his calling, but first, he had some off season work to do.