Summary: If you are going for God, you will face giants in your life, what will you do about them?
We are just about through our series on the Dream Giver. I want you to know I am working on a life development series which will help you put together the principles of the dream giver as life application. We last spoke of the wasteland and the sanctuary.
After you come out of your life of sanctuary where you have laid the dream down, allowing time for God to develop it into a God dream, you advance out into the land of the giants. It doesn’t matter who you are, there will also be giants who will challenge the dream God has given you. They might be alive, they might be from the past, the nagging words spoke at an earlier time that has discouraged you from moving forward, either way they present obstacles you need to overcome.
These giants make their appearance only after you have launched your dream and so many times, they are the cause for the dream, there is something God wants to do through you to eliminate the giants of life so people can gain a clear passage.
The advantage of encountering giants is they bring the greatest opportunity to bring glory to God and the bigger the giant, the greater the potential for God to receive glory.
In Numbers 13:27, 28 it reads, They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is the fruit. But the people who live there are powerful and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there.
They said they saw the descendants of giants, the Anakians. It is when we are on the way to what we are called to do we find the giants. They did not report they found giants on their way back to the wilderness.
We may fear giants when we should really fear the absence of giants in our lives trying to prevent us from the promised land of God.
Real life tells us when giants appear there is also the potential for risk and danger. I am not calling for an all out jettisoning of wisdom. Giants can cause harm, they can hurt people, they can even kill people so we need a spiritual and physical awareness of how we overcome the giants of our lives.
Understand, the giants are there to prepare us for the future God has planned for us. Much like the moth in the cocoon, giants strengthen our wings so we can fly, and the absence of giants will cause our dream to die. Giants are stepping stones for the future giants you will face. I gave a message years ago about a man in a blizzard with a lion. 2 Samuel 23:20-21 tells us Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who performed great exploits. He struck down two of Moab’s best men. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion. 21 And he struck down a huge Egyptian. Although the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. He snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his own spear The two Moab fighters set him up to kill a lion on a snowy day and the lion lead him to killing the Egyptian giant. The giants we face today become the stepping stones for the larger giants we will face in the future. From Moab’s to Egyptian giants and what falls in-between.
Ultimately, the giants give us the opportunity to share the glory of God with other people. The ability to slay the giants of a dream do not come from our abilities but God’s enabling power to guide us through. David killed the giant Goliath not in his own strength but through the guiding power of the Holy Spirit who landed the stone in the right spot on the forehead to topple the Philistine giant.
Let’s face it. Your God given dream has giants scattered across your way trying to prevent you from attaining your God given purpose and you need to have a break through if you are going to travel farther down the road to victory. What are those giants? How would you prioritize the need to remove them from the scene? To often we major on the minor things of life because they are easier to accomplish. Why move a mole hill when you need to move a mountain? I would suggest you look at the giants that are preventing you from getting into the land of promise and prioritize their importance so you can have a target of what you need to work through. Then decide if the giants are passive, aggressive or reactive, you need to determine and understand what lies before you. David did not go out and slay Goliath without knowing something of the giant. He knew what he had and He knew what God had to bring him through.