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A Purpose Greater Than You

 

(1 Samuel 17:26) “David asked the men who were standing by him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? Indeed, who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?’”

(31-32) “When the words that David had spoken were heard, they were reported to Saul, and he sent for him. David told Saul, ‘Let no one’s courage fail because of him; your servant will go fight this Philistine.’”

(45) Then David told the Philistine, “You come at me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of the armies of Israel whom you have defied.

 

 

In this passage, we read that a Philistine man of war, a literal giant, was challenging any soldier from the Israeli army to a duel. The soldiers were all shaking in their boots with this challenge and hid, fearing for their lives. This was repeated daily until a young boy, with no experience in war heard the challenge and felt insulted. Not because of the daily mocking and threats to any particular man, but because they were directed at the army of the One True God.

David now saw a purpose and a reason to face this giant himself. His purpose was to stop a simple human being from insulting the people of God and thus insulting God himself. When you have surrendered your life to Christ, you automatically become a child of God, a soldier in His army, and an ambassador for Christ.

Therefore, anyone who challenges, insults, or rejects you, is doing it to God whom you now represent. Our greater purpose will be understood when we are aware that all our actions and words are representing the power of God living through us. This will give us a true purpose to face any storm or giant and also keep us away from living a life that does not glorify God.

While in ministry, I have thought of quitting many times and going back to having a regular income and securing my financial future, due to the hardships, insults, and challenges by certain giants. But I never could get myself to deny my calling and divine purpose in life. Jesus was mocked and challenged while He hung on the cross. They asked Him “why don’t you save yourself if you are the son of God?”

David did not stand up to Goliath in his own strength but in the name of the Living God. This is how he killed this giant of war with a simple stone and a slingshot that hit at the right speed in the right spot. God will use you to destroy every giant when you stand firm on His promises. You will show everyone that your God is alive and powerful. Don’t look anymore at what you can or cannot do, or what people think about you, but rather start to represent God’s power and reputation and see the supernatural strength and purpose rise within you. I can’t wait to hear testimonies of your victories.

 


God will never fail on His promises, nor will He forsake us, so who am I to live a life feeling like a failure or with no purpose by quitting and hiding from anyone?

 

 

Prayers

• Heavenly Father, You are the God who gives the increase and victory, the God of peace, and the one who is angry with the wicked.
• Thank You that You never allow us to face any storm or situation on our own.
• Forgive us for being scared of the giants that arise against us and for trying to face them on our own.
• We cancel right now in the name of Jesus all the intimidating words and threats the devil is throwing against us.
• We release right now into Your hands all those things that we are afraid to lose, even our lives.
• You devil of lack, death, sickness, insult, lies, sin, and fear, you come to me in your own strength, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ who defeated you on the cross and set me free from the bondage of sin and death.

• In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

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