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Summary: Your past makes you uniquely qualified to battle giants

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• what to do when a GIANT stands in your way – 2

• me – coaching like another coach… yell/lecture, etc. not me… I’m social… I like building people up… I like making exciting… incorporated that into it… I am uniquely qualified to coach basketball...

• We – what if God has gifted you in such a unique way that you’ve become a finely tuned giant battling machine and you don’t even know it… because you’re trying to fight them like someone else… you’re struggling.

1 Samuel 17:25 – 29

• David asked about the reward, but his motivation to silence someone who is standing against God was greater…

• Why wasn’t the reward enough for someone else to try?

• POINT - you never HAVE to fight your giant alone

o first, why didn’t all of Israel have the faith in God it would take to charge the Philistines? Instead they hid, brothers turned on David.

o 1 Corinthians 12:7 – to help each other… instead, we often do the opposite…

o Years ago… first kid… perfect… ultrasound… miscarriage (technician getting dr… worst pain I’ve ever felt)… why us… never happens to anyone… pastor not helpful awkward sitting on bed, shift supervisor (we had miscarriage too… it’s hard, but God will take care of you) – more meaningful because I all the sudden knew it wasn’t just to me… I wasn’t alone… because he had been there.

o God is placing people around you to help you battle giants…

o And because of your past… things you’ve been through…

• POINT - you are UNIQUELY qualified to battle giants

o 1 Samuel 17:31-40

o Remember Seinfeld 100th, hour flashback episode…

o This is the flashback episode…

o he’s never worn this armor before…

o like me… Kid in NC… trying to be Johnny Dawkins… shoots 3… 3…3… brick, brick, brick… coach – you’re taller than others… just stand near the basket… I was trying to be someone I wasn’t and was ineffective.

o As he’s trying on armor… you see David training with his sling shot, shooting peas at brothers in field… getting more accurate as he grew…

o As he’s trying on the helmet, flashback defending sheep from bears with sling…

o As he picks up the heavy sword… flashback wrestling a lion’s mouth shut with hands… or beating a bear with staff…

o We tell the story like David’s a little punk.

 Sling shot – leather pouch held by 2 leather straps… yes, shepherds and others used… but also used by warriors… David was a warrior… just not the same way.

o Finally, he says… this isn’t me…

o Your story is a beautiful story that is making you a great work of art in Jesus… and you can do battle in ways that no one else can… oh, and your battle with spiritual burnout… or kids rebelling… or addiction will help someone else fight more effectively…


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