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Are you man enough to face the giants in your life?

Facing the giants in your life

One of the most well-known stories of the Bible is the story about David and Goliath.  In the Stepping Up Video Series, Dennis Rainey tells the story to challenge men to step up and take the initiative in the responsibilities to which God calls them.

David was heroic and did take the initiative.  The key to this story is that David didn’t have the power to defeat Goliath on his own.  His power was in his faith — what God can do.  Are there areas in your life where you need to trust God?  Here’s a hint … they are usually the areas that cause us to worry, fret, or fear. To step up means to step into situations that require our faith to be stretched beyond our own ability.  If all we ever did was what we could do, God wouldn’t be needed. But when we see all the things around us that only God could have accomplished, isn’t it wise for us to let God do His work by stepping up and taking the initiative to tackle those giants in front of us?

Another interesting aspect of the David and Goliath story is how it is a “shadow” of what God would ultimately do through His Son, Jesus Christ.  It’s part of the overarching narrative of the Bible, which all points to God’s plan and His provision in Jesus Christ to overcome the greatest obstacle any of us can face — death.  (Matt Chandler does a great job of sharing this via The Gospel Project).

We all face “giants” in our lives, and there will be times when God does not seem to respond to our situation the same as He did David’s.  In such cases, we can easily become discouraged or angry toward God.

So it’s important to remember that God claims the ultimate victory because of Jesus Christ’s death and His redemption of mankind.


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