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.

God Bless.

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Hannah Ministries 6 years ago

This is so true! God helps us with our Goliaths wathever they are.I have experience this so much. Thanks for reminding us. And great that she can bike now! I will be a blessing for her.


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JetterV7 6 years ago from Angola, IN Author

You are always welcome Hannah Ministries and thank you for stopping by. Blessings


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

JetterV7 , A hub revealing much truth. There will always be Goliath's appearing in our lives. But, I have learned something. With God, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Blessings,

Forever His,


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JetterV7 6 years ago from Angola, IN Author

Thank you RevLady and "always" is absolutely true.

Blessings to you.


coffeesnob 6 years ago

JetterV,

Thanks for speaking to the tackling of giants in our lives. It just made me think of how each person's giants are different, and what many seem small to me could possibly be a giant to another - yet no matter how big - we can knnow that we are more than conquerers in Christ Jesus.


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JetterV7 6 years ago from Angola, IN Author

Thank you coffeesnob. Giants are everywhere in every form. But we know who is in charge! Amen! Thanks for stopping by and I hope your group is going well. I've been praying.

Blessings.


coffeesnob 6 years ago

JetterV7

thanks for the prayers. God is working powerfully already


sydnie 5 years ago

love it great job dad!


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Didge 4 years ago from Southern England

Excellent hub JetterV7, love it!


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JetterV7 4 years ago from Angola, IN Author

Thank you Didge. Great to have you stop by and I am glad you liked it. I am just thankful that God is there for us no matter what our "Goliath" is. Thanks again!

Blessings your way.


sydnie 4 years ago

you are such a great and touching writer i think you should write a little story and agai i love it and amazing job keep up the great work


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Alicia M Phillips 4 years ago from Houston, TX

What a wonderful post about how we can conquer all things (both big and small) through Christ who gives us strength! Sadly we tend to talk our eyes off of God whenever a big crisis arise and look at the situation instead of focusing on the solution (God) instead of the problem. The moment we take our eyes off of God we are in big trouble lol! I'm happy to hear that your daughter conquered her fear and I applaud you for seeing the opportunity to share a story of faith with your daughter. She's truly blessed to have a dad like you. God Bless and keep up the uplifting posts!


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JetterV7 4 years ago from Angola, IN Author

Thank you Alicia. Your Hubs are wonderful as well. I look forward to reading more of them.

God Bless.


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JetterV7 4 years ago from Angola, IN Author

Thank you Sydnie. That means a lot to me. I will write some more of my experiences soon. Thanks for reading.


Sydnie 4 years ago

I think it is AWESOME! Your the best. God is working in our lives. Beacause

he loves us all. Even though sometimes we make mastakes he still loves us becuase we are th CHILDREN of god. Oh, and dad I almost forgot you are welcome for reading.God can bless us all including people who don't beleive in the one who took the biggest sacrifice a person could make.


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JetterV7 4 years ago from Angola, IN Author

Thanks again Sydnie and you are absolutely right. God is ALWAYS working in our lives because he loves us ALL.

God Bless.

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