Christian Living
Defeating Your Giants
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Mar 9, 2018

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All of us face giants in our lives—whether individual, national, or global giants. What determines victory or defeat when facing these giants?

When Goliath was mocking the people of God, everyone was shaking in their boots until a shepherd boy with a godly perspective entered the camp. He took one look at the heavyweight champion of Gaza and said, "Who is that Philistine in comparison with my God?"

David's secret to victory was his right view of God.

 

The shepherd boy understood that what was taking place was a spiritual battle between the living God and Satan. David, the young shepherd boy, was a foreshadowing of the Lord Jesus Christ, Chief Shepherd of the sheep.

David placed a stone in his sling, a foreshadowing of the Rock of Ages, and he aimed it at Goliath's forehead and yelled, "Timber!" 

When David came and saw how this giant was mocking the people of God, he was filled with awe—not of the giant, but of his God. David's secret to victory was his right view of God, "Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" (Psalm 8:1). David's perspective was founded on the Rock of Ages.

When your perspective is founded on the Rock of Ages—the giant-slayer—then you, too, will be able to defeat the giants in your life.

Prayer: Rock of Ages, I pray that my perspective would be rooted in You. Help me to remember that, with Your help, I can defeat the giants in my life today. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation" (Psalm 95:1).