Rising To Conquer

February 28, 2008

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

Do you ever wonder why certain people rise to meet a great challenge and others don’t? Have you heard the story of David and Goliath?

If ever there was a giant challenge, David found it in Goliath, a hardened warrior who was nine-and-a-half-feet tall and filled his enemies with terror. Yet David, just a teenage shepherd, was willing to take him on. His people thought he was crazy but he had faith in the Lord and remembered how God had strengthened him in the past.

He said, “When a lion or bear came and took a lamb from my flock, I went after it and struck the beast and killed it. The Lord who delivered me from the power of the lion and the bear will deliver me from this giant.”

And He did. David slew Goliath. He faced a giant challenge and was victorious because he had been faithful day by day.

When the big public challenges come, we’ll be ready if we’re faithful to God in the various behind-the-scenes daily tasks. It’s the faithfulness in the small things that is key to meeting life’s giant challenges victoriously.