Do you ever wonder why certain people rise to meet a great challenge and others don’t? You’ve heard the story of David and Goliath, which tells us how to rise to the challenges we face.
If ever there were a giant challenge, David found it in Goliath, a hardened warrior who was a literal giant, compared to most, and who filled his enemies with terror. Yet, David, just a teenage shepherd, was willing to take him on. His people thought his was crazy, but he had faith in God 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 God did. David slew Goliath. He faced a giant challenge and was the victor because he had been faithful, one day at a time.
When the big challenges come, we will 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 and defeating life’s giant challenges.