This is what happens in your life every time you let fear (that thing or person, the Goliath in your life) take over your soul it is taunting the people of the living God, which is you! It is an insult to your Father, just as Israel insulted God on the battlefield, when you allow the circumstances of life to cause you to live in fear. You wouldn't want your children to live in fear, nor does God desire it for you.
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, saying, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine, and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?" (1SA 17:26)
David had unshakable faith that no one could defeat God’s army. It was only through the soldiers’ collective fear from a lack of faith in the promises of God that it was ever defeated. In the same way, nothing in this world can defeat the Church-age believer. You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world (1JO 4:4). Yet, just like with Israel, the believer can bring on defeat by his own lack of understanding and faith in the mystery doctrine of the Church-age. Even though David was smaller, younger, without armor, and had only stones and a sling as weapons, he defeated his enemy because he believed God’s word.
Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. This day the Lord will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. And I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the Lord's and He will give you into our hands." Then it happened when the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet David, that David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand into his bag and took from it a stone and slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead. And the stone sank into his forehead, so that he fell on his face to the ground. Thus David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and he struck the Philistine and killed him; but there was no sword in David's hand. Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.And the men of Israel and Judah arose and shouted and pursued the Philistines as far as the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the slain Philistines lay along the way to Shaaraim, even to Gath and Ekron. (1SA 17:45-52)
Far too many people never understand until it is too late that the more you fear suffering and seek to avoid it, the more you will suffer. In proportion to your fear of being hurt, ever smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you. Fear shackles those who could do great things and keeps them from attempting many things which they could actually achieve. The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal, the tragedy lies in not having a goal to reach for.
Did is a Word of Achievement.
Won't is a Word of Retreat.
Can't is a Word of Defeat.
Ought is a Word of Duty.
Will is a Word of Beauty.
Can is a Word of Power.
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