Rocks in the Head

Who doesn’t love the tale of an underdog who wins a stunning victory? The little guy shows up with his slingshot and destroys the enemy who’s stood in the way of an entire army for weeks. I’m not sure you can grow up in America without hearing the story of David & Goliath.

David was no dummy. He asked questions before he rushed the enemy. He considered the risk and the reward. The reward was substantial;  no taxes for life, great wealth and the hand of the king’s daughter in marriage.

He considered the king’s offer to use his armor and the latest equipment, but David wisely chose that which was familiar and comfortable for him. In other words, he didn’t put on airs and try to be someone he wasn’t. He was bold but not rash, confident but not cocky.

Unlike the entire army that feared the giant and no doubt, daily discussed how big he was and how small they were, David calmly proclaimed, “don’t lose heart, I’m going to take care of this.”

Undoubtedly, there were many that thought he was nuts. But David had faith, favor and a positive declaration in his mouth as he met the giant head-on and won a mighty victory. He went to the battlefield a nobody and left as a champion.

Unemployment may be at an all-time high in our nation, but there are lots of vacancies for champions right now. With faith, favor and a positive declaration in your mouth, you’re off to a promising start.  Let’s not be as the entire army of Saul in David’s day who ran from the battle just because things looked bad.

“Anyone who underestimates what God can do with the ordinary has rocks in his head.” ~ Max Lucado

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