Monday, January 17, 2011

Need #2 When Facing Your Giant - COMMITMENT To God

In our last post we saw from the story of David and Goliath that the first need we have when facing our own ministry giants is COMMUNICATION with God. Today we see the second need which is a COMMITMENT to God.

In Samuel 17, David is sent by his father to check on his brothers who are off at battle. When he arrives he sees and hears Goliath the great giant. For the army of Israel and David's older brothers, it is about the 80th time they have had to endure the taunts of this massive Philistine champion. But for David, this is his first exposure to Goliath.

It is interesting as you read the text closely. It says that Israel "saw" Goliath. They were focused on his size. But David "heard" the giant. He wasn't preoccupied with the massive size of this man, he was focused on what Goliath was saying as he defied the armies of God. And frankly, this made David mad. His commitment to God was so strong that no one - not even a 10ft tall giant - was going to mock Jehovah. David replies in verse 26,

"Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?"

You see, if you are going to face the personal and ministry giants that are in your life, you must be far more committed to God than you are to yourself. Is it about you or is it about God? A commitment to God is paramount if you are going to face your giants!

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