Sunday, 5 June 2011
WHEN GOLIATHS FALL.
The story of David and Goliath is not just a Biblical inspiration but a historical classic. It's a true story, a very generational achievement. It's a sample to us of what we can achieve if we fight back!
It's one of those rare stories that fascinate us all. Perhaps it's because David was a hero, and there is just something about the human nature that is fascinated by heroes. I like heroes. From Bliblical heroes, to heroes in the Koran, political heroes to comic book and movie heros. Some people find the story of David and Goliath remarkable because David was young when he killed Goliath (he was a teenager) there is something inspirational about seeing young achievers. Others see the David and Goliath story as a reference point of God's amazing power.
We shouldn't, and do not fight battles for nothing, after every battle there is a reward. Like the hero always does in movies David was compensated with the beautiful girl as a reward (the princess, King Sauls daughter).
In our day and age we have our own Goliaths to fight. Our type of fight has changed, it's not the physical type of fight that Bible heros in the old testament are accustomed to. Ours are more of mental and spiritual battles.
There are Goliaths all around us, they come in the form of fear, frustrations, peoples opinion of you, economic recession, financial instability, marital challenges, health setbacks, career difficulties, secret enemies, academic setbacks, global warming, stagnancy, national calamities, moral decadence and its attractions etc.The bigger the challenge for an individual or a nation, the greater the glory ahead. Challenges have been arranged to announce us not defeat us. David would have remained a shepherd boy all his life if he didn't face Goliath, it was his defeat of Goliath that turned him into a national hero! If we want to come into prominence and the next level we must be courageous enough to face our Goliaths.
Success, a prominent name, favour and respect are some of the rewards we get when our Goliaths fall.