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Summary: Sometime, Life its self will either bring or is bringing some giants into our lives that will shape us, mold us, make us or break us as we try and make a stand for the LORD.

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Reverend Dr. Levi Howard Wright, Pastor& Founder

“I Need To Slaying Some Giants in Our Life”

1 Samuel 17:1-30 Ephe 6:10-18

Introduction

Turn to your neighbor and look them in the eye and say.... “I Need To Slay Some Giants In My Life.”

In our text today, we see An extraordinary young man who had a nine feet giant of a problem standing between him, and what God intended for him to become. Up to this point, David was just an ordinary shepherd boy, not even his family expected too much out of him, because he was the youngest of eight boys. His job was to take care for the sheep and be a delivery boy. Yet because he was willing to face up to a giant by the name of Goliath, his name and his life has been carved in granite in the word of God.

Sometime, Life its self will either bring or is bringing some giants into our lives that will shape us, mold us, make us or break us as we try and make a stand for the LORD. Right now, what is your biggest problem? What giant are standing in your path threatening to destroy you? What giants are there threatening our church the Banner of Praise?

God has already determined that we can defeat and take out every giant that we face in life if we are willing to trust Him when we go into the battle in the name of Jesus.

Victory requires more than positive thinking. It requires more than enthusiasm. It even requires more than action. If you do a lot of action at the wrong time or the wrong action at the right time, you still come up short.

Victory becomes ours when we think right about our problems, feel right about our problems, and then act right about our problems. We need more than just a positive mental attitude.

We need a vision from the Lord Jesus Christ as to the direction that we must go. “Where There Is No Vision The People Will Perish”.

When we look at the giants before us, the object is not to focus on all the ways the giant might overcome us, but we must concentrate on how we are going to slay and behead this giant monster.

ILLUSTRATION

A batter who concentrates on not striking out will strike out. His concentration needs to be on hitting the ball. A foul shooter who dedicates himself to not missing the shot is going to miss. Her concentration needs to be on making the shot. A student who worries about choking during the exam, is going to choke. The emphasis needs to be on letting the answers flow out clearly.

David was going against a man over nine feet tall. The Goliath’s coat weighed 125 lbs. The head of his spear weighed some 15 lbs by itself. But David didn’t concentrate on what if he throws the javelin through me before I get close enough, or what if he grabs me in a bear hug, or what if he starts just punching me out.

David instead picked him up 5 stones and headed in the giant’s direction. One other thing that David came with was a word from the Lord.

He said in 1 Samuel 17:45-4 to the giant Goliath, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. {46} This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. {47} All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands."

Do you see he did not go through all the what if this happened and what if that happened? David knew that he had to go and take a stand, and take care of business , because of the God he served, he had every intention of winning the fight with the giant. He did a lot of bad talking even before the first lick or hit had taken place. But it wasn’t because He thought he was somebody bad or tough. It was because David knew what the Lord had done for him in the past, that He could talk so boastfully now.

You see when folks were laughing at David about being a nobody out in the hills taking care of the sheep, David was learning what it was to know God. Your position in life is nothing to be ashamed of, so long as you are using the position to get to know God even better. God is always looking for people who don’t have big heads and big egoes, because those are the kind of people who the Spirit of God can truly use.

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