Head On!

It is year-end and for me, it’s been a rollercoaster of decision and choice making. As much as some of them were situations I could easily navigate, the others hit hard and I couldn’t bear to face them head on.

Recently, I came across a picture that asked a question about what would have happened to David if all his stones missed the giant Goliath. Would God still have come through for him or would he have gone into captivity for making that audacious move?

[4]  A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feet tall.
[5]  He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armour of bronze weighing five thousand shekels;
[6]  on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back.

1 Samuel 28:4-6 (NIV)

In this dispensation, what kind of an opposition would you consider Goliath to be? This was a man whose weapons and armour could suffice for those of three men.

Goliath was well-built, well-decked and his confidence was intact. Some of his words sent shivers down the spines of warriors of Israel and for forty days this man became a living terror to their camp.

[8]  Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me.
[9]  If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.”


1 Samuel 17:8-9 (NIV)

Nobody could dare step up to the challenge except David; he who was the youngest son of his Father, the least trained and the least expected, he chose to take the challenge thrown by Goliath head on.

David didn’t take down Goliath by mere might or wisdom — it was Divine and he knew better to rely on just himself.

[50]  So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.
[51]  David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the scabbard. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran.


1 Samuel 17:50-51 (NIV)

What’s that situation threatening your peace of mind? Have you tried all you can as a human and nothing seems to be working? Pray! Try faith and deal with that situation head on!

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