Hello friend, with love I welcome you again to my blog. Last time, I shared with you something on aspiring to get to a habitation, saying, the abode is a person, called the Father in … to a place called the Father. Today, I’ll be discussing the need to face the giants, and I call this one Why Run From The Giants?
Dear Purple Reader, as individuals, very few confront their giants while majority tend to run from or pretend that the giants (challenges) don’t really exist instead of facing them. Let me give two stories to drive home my point (you may be familiar with them)
Once upon a time, two men alongside ten others were selected to explore a Land with feedbacks to the people.
Days after the exploration, the explorers reported, “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large.” This report frightened the people.
But two men, had different opinion from the rest of the explorers, and said thus, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”
While the two men remained optimistic, the rest of the explorers had this conviction,
“And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”
Another, is the story of a shepherd boy, who had to battle with a 9-foot giant. The rest of the army were afraid, with no one to stand up to the giant. But the shepherd boy, filled with faith and a passion for God’s name, slew the giant with a stone and a sling. Then he cut off the giant’s head and had a great victory over them.
The first story talks about the 12 spies sent by Moses to Canaan and the latter is the story of David, who defeated Goliath.
It is imperative to know that putting a challenge off doesn’t make it go away, the most important thing to do is face what’s in front of you head on.
Like David and the two spies, we need to be ready to stand up against our challenges however great it may seem, we need to dare the giants, we need to step out in faith, we need to rely on God instead of self. God is capable of defeating challenges in our lives:
Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. [Isaiah 41:10]
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest. [Joshua 1:9]
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. [2 Timothy 1:7]
The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” [Psalms 27:1]
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. [1 John 4:4]
Dear Purple Reader, God’s given you all that you need to overcome, all you need do is trust Him, but you can’t trust someone you do not know.
For this reason, I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, that the eyes of your understanding be enlightened and you may know what is the exceeding greatness of His power towards you, according to the working of His mighty power.
Drop a comment on how this truth shapes you.
Until next time, keep sharing the love of Christ!
This post was written by: Gbemisola Isaacs (@GbemisolaIsaacs), founder of Dear Purple Woman.