What's Your "Goliath"
We all have "Goliaths"
We all remember the story of David and Goliath where a young boy took down the largest man alive with no more than a sling and a stone to save the Isrealites right? Oh yea, he had one more thing that gave him the ultimate edge for this battle. He had the power of the Almighty God on his side. We all have "Goliaths in one form or another in our lives. It may be finances with todays economy, or an addiction of some kind, smoking, drinking, overeating, spending, working too much and not spending needed time with your family just for the "money", or even that New Years resolution to just have a better year or loose weight that never seems to have the same meaning in February. Whichever the case, we all have something that seems so large, that we feel that we can never overcome it no matter how hard we try or how much money we invest to make it happen. Hence, our "Goliath". I was teaching my daughter to ride her bike last Summer and had her going down a small, short grassy hill while dragging her feet to get her balance. She was scared to tears to have me let go. They had just finished the story about David and Goliath in school and I saw an opportunity as big as the day. I stopped her at the bottom and said, "Do you remember the story about David and the giant?" She said "yes". I asked her to explain it. She said that Goliath was a very bad person and had to be stopped but everyone was afraid of him because he was so big, but David had God on his side and new that he couldn't loose and since nobody else was going to fight him, David decided that he would do it with God. I explained to her that she needed to pretend that she was David and that her bike was Goliath and she needed to conquer it. All she had to do was ask for God's help and he would help her to not be so afraid of her bike. She thought that this was a good idea. She started to pray in her head and then looked up and said that she was ready to try again because God was with her. By the end of the day she was doing great on that little hill and we moved to the parking lot.
You see, her faith in God helped her with something as little as riding a bike. Small to most, but huge to her. If God cares enough to help with a bicycling task of a child, just imagine what he can do with the major things in your life if you just ask him and trust him. How Wonderful, Glorious and Powerful our God is to care for us and love us as sinful as we can be. I encouarge you to take some time and identify your personal "Goliath" and then ask God to help you conquer it. I'm sure that the results wil be like none you have ever seen. As always, All Glory to God and thanks for stopping by. Your comments are always welcome.