Defeating the Giant
Everyone of us has a weakness, though most of us do a daily job of hiding same from the rest of the world. Some of ours don’t even know our own weaknesses let alone accept them! This is a humbling thought, including knowing that everyone you meet knows something of value you don’t know, or has abilities and skills you don’t have!
Well, this may be humbling alright but it is also empowering in that, those you are afraid of, or bigger that you, or have more money than you do, have weaknesses you can use to your advantage or to survive them! Even a ‘Goliath’ we are facing right now has a weakness, all we need to do is to identify it. David couldn’t fight with Goliath and beat him on strength. He was tiny in relation to the giant. However, the giant had a weakness and David had a strength, and he figured that if he could use his strengths against the giant’s weakness he will surely win, and he did!
Goliath’s size was his weakness as he was not as mobile as young David was! David was really good and precise with his slingshot. Goliath was too big of a target to miss, and didn’t have a shield with him all the time as the shield bearer carried it for him ( see, 1 Sam 17:41). This exposed him to the stone catapulted from the sling, even if a little. David knew all this hence his confidence. David, the underdog, managed to beat Goliath the giant.
So, who is your Goliath today? Where is you sling? Before you concede defeat before the fight, have you ever looked for the weaknesses your giants have that you can exploit? Just like David, you cannot compete with your giant playing by his rules. Goliath expected David to battle with him in a close proximity and within the arms reach, and with a sword ( see 1 Sam 17:44-45), the same way your giant would expect you to use the rules he is used to. Use God’s Kingdom rules instead!
‘Your giant’ is beatable, you don’t have to be afraid of him! Remember Blackberry and Nokia phones more than ten years ago; they were big and dominating the market. Had guys at Apple look at them as giants in the industry that are unbeatable, what would have happened? Remember a particular country which arguably has the most powerful military and how it was attacked in September many years ago? The attackers exploited their weaknesses and managed to kill dozen and thousands of its innocent citizens. The underdog won that day, even if it was for a moment. Footnote; I am in no way condoning what happened in that particular September day. I categorically condemn what happened that day.
Underdogs win most of the time against the giants, especially those courageous enough to engage is a battle with them. What are you waiting for?!… Go slay that giant and get what is due to you!