Please allow me to ask you an important Question my friends. When I say faith, ask yourself what role it plays in doing great things for God in your life. Throughout my journey, while seeking God’s face in my life I have learned that faith cannot be defined for it has no boundaries, it has no limits, therefore it is infinite. However, as the Scripture was inspired by God; He revealed a description of faith in Hebrews 11:1 which says; What is faith, it is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen, it is the evidence of things not yet see. NLT
Faith come by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. When an individual hears the inspired Word of God, they may or may not become an inspired vessel to further the kingdom of God. However, a seed has been planted. Faith is believing that God will do as He has promised, yet knowing that the Word of God transcends all understanding. Therefore, faith is only a “description” of what could be, meaning no limits, no boundaries, only God. It is nothing we have to muster up inside self, it is trusting God will honor His promises. It’s that simple my friends.
We all face a Goliath every now and then. Symbolically speaking, Goliath can refer to an addiction; anger, depression, fear, and self etc. When God calls you to do something, there’s a good chance Goliath will be waiting in the cut to discourage you from God’s work. However, it is imperative to know that when God puts His hand on you for special tasks, He already knows that you have the courage, wisdom, and understanding to be successful. He knows that you do not fear man, only Him, He being the one you completely trust and rely on.
The story of David and Goliath illustrates this as well as any. The armies of Israel had lined up on one side of the valley, while the Philistine armies lined up on the other side. Goliath, the greatest warrior of the Philistine army would walk down into the valley and speak evil to the armies of Israel. He did everything He could to taunt and provoke them from extreme arrogance instilling fear in their hearts.
As God’s chosen, David arrived on the scene with a fresh outlook as compared to King Saul and his armies. 1 Samuel 17:23 says; And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.” Saul had missed the mark my friends. He had trained himself to look at things only through the eyes of the flesh; he had no idea how to see with eyes of faith. But trusting God means looking beyond what we can see to what God sees. That is why no matter the circumstances, one man can make a difference. Perfect example, Jesus Christ.
1 Samuel 17:37 says; Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” Faith is the Holy Spirit‘s signal for us to go into action. Notice what he said when he heard Goliath’s arrogant threats: “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” David was experiencing righteous anger. We are to activate our faith as David did before we activate our will. Before David walked into the valley, he exercised his faith in the Lord.
David didn’t see Goliath as merely the enemy of Israel, but to God. David knew that God could take Goliath out of the picture with no problem. Therefore, he acted on His faith. This is how we are to exercise our faith when we are confronted with a Goliath. We are to overlook the flesh, and keep our eyes on Jesus believing in God’s promises. He has already given us the spirit of courage.
Unlike the Israel armies, David was not shook because of his measure of faith. David knew this was God’s battle, not his. Apart from the Lord, same is true with you and I, he knew he didn’t stand a chance in this battle. However, he knew with God everything would turn out for the good giving them VICTORY. Same is true for our lives this very day, for God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Just as David did, we are to focus not on our inability to conquer, but on God’s provision. When we do this we are given the ability to remain confident in God’s promises and remain focused on the assigned task. So we do what we know how to do while trusting in God to do the rest. Faith describes living in confidence that God is supremely faithful to keep His word. When it comes to a Goliath, we are to do as David did without hesitation. Gather your stones, walk down into the valley completely reliant on the Word of God as David did. David ran toward Goliath, loaded, and then fired. He had taken those actions countless times before; nothing out of the ordinary there.
But once that first stone left the sling, the One True Living God intervened and did only what He could do. Goliath went down. That is only one description of great faith which is available to all who have entrusted everything to God. This is available to you and I as I pen these words. That is a great description of faith, and that is where great and mighty things of only God originate.
So I encourage you, if you have a Goliath in your life today, do not fear because you have a loving Father who desires to help you every step of the way. Furthermore, keep your eyes on Jesus, and listen closely because God is for you, and if God is for you, who can be against you. Hallelujah!
Father, I pray the words you have given me this day not only encourage others to step out in faith, but to take all fear of the world from their heart. Lord I pray that you deliver us and strengthen us for every good work that you have called us to do. For your glory, your honor, and your praise. Lift the soldiers of your army up Father God, give them importation, revelation, yet a greater measure of faith to conquer said Goliath. Thank you God. I pray in the name of your wonderful Son Jesus Christ, Amen. Have a wonderful day friends.