“The hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.” Andrew Bernstein
Do you believe it is possible to live a life of victory? Life will present you with difficult challenges that will make you believe victory isn’t possible. One of my favorite stories of victory over a seemingly undefeatable challenge was when David confronted the giant, Goliath.
Goliath spent forty days calling out the Army of Israel. He spent forty days telling King Saul and his army that they did not stand a chance against him. He had them so overwhelmed with fear that whenever he would come out to challenge them, they would run and hide.
Goliath’s challenge was so intense that King Saul, the one person that was able to stand against him hid in fear. Every morning and every evening for forty days Goliath came forward to challenge the Army of Israel. For forty days, they lived in fear of this intimidating giant. For forty days, Goliath flaunted his size and strength daring Saul to send someone to fight him.
Giants will come
Your giants will come at you morning, noon and evening, day after day, relentlessly trying to derail you. Their intentions are to steal, kill and literally destroy your vision.
Your giants will dissuade you with negative and contrary worlds. They will tell you to run from your responsibilities, you are not worthy to live a blessed life, you cannot achieve great things or you are condemned because of your past.
David discerned within his heart that victory was possible. He knew God would give him victory if he totally trusted in Him. So on day forty-one David did what no one else would do, he confronted Goliath.
On day forty-one, he stood against a seemingly undefeatable giant and took him out. David did not allow the naysayers, doubters and negativity stop him from achieving what he perceived was possible.
Please know your giants want to intimidate you to the point of surrender. They want you to doubt God’s vision for your life. They want you to give up on your future because of what happened yesterday. They want you to believe that God has forgotten you in the midst of your troubles. I want to encourage you to keep holding on to your vision because your day forty-one is coming.
Overcoming your giants
God will sometimes allow you to go through some intense pressure situations. He will use these intense times of pressure for you to realize what you are truly made of. Have you ever been under so much pressure that it seemed impossible to come out? Have you ever been so far in that you thought you would never get out?
Without some intense pressures in your life, you cannot become all God destined you to be. He allows these pressure situations in your life for you to see His strength and your weakness, His wisdom and your foolishness, His ability and your inability and His infiniteness and your finiteness.
Do not run from your challenges. God knows what you are dealing with. He knows that your marriage is struggling; your finances are no longer funny, but hilarious. He knows your health is declining, your children are out of control and your job is uncertain. He knows all of your challenges.
Can I tell you what else He knows? He knows who He created you to be. He created you to be a person of purpose. He created you to live a life of victory. He created you to fulfill His vision.
Please take notice, the Word of God says victory is through your relationship with Jesus. Not your relationship with your family and friends. Not the strength of your bank account and retirement portfolio. Not the power of the positions and titles you hold. Not the amount of degrees and work experience you have accumulated. You gain ultimate victory in living your vision when you overcome your challenges in His strength.
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