Sermon Recap: Face Your Giants

Face Your Giants Week 2

Text: 1 Samuel 16:7-13; 17:12-23, 41-48

The Bible makes it clear that you are called into freedom (Galatians 5:13). You are called into giftedness for service (1 Peter 4:10). You are called into victory (Romans 8:37). No matter the circumstance or situation, you were not destined to lose. Even death cannot hold a Christian back. In short, we are to take dominion as Christ did—we can dominate the carnal nature, the power of sin, and even the power of death through Jesus Christ!

There are two facets to this call that I want to speak to…

1- Your call is unleashed by humility

As we see in the story of King David, he was anointed to be king by the prophet Samuel and in front of his family (1 Samuel 16). However, instead of letting that call go to his head, he served the king he was to replace, and even turned into delivery boy for his father (1 Samuel 17:17-19). David did not demonstrate pride in his call, therefore opening up the opportunity for his call to be fulfilled. Consider that had David been prideful, he would have never been present in order to face Goliath.

The point is that through humility, God opens us the doors to our destiny.

2- You call is unleashed by confidence.

When we get to that destiny altering moment, we can’t back down. If God has called you to overcome, then no matter how big our obstacles may seem, we are destined to overcome them. David was destined to be king of Israel, yet Goliath stood in his way.

Consider that Goliath was almost 10 feet tall. His armor weighed 125 pounds. Just the tip of his spear weighed 15 pounds. In short, this guy could annihilate you in several different ways.

David’s response? It can be found in 1 Samuel 17:45-48:

David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.

David didn’t just fight the guy. He knew that God had called him. He knew that it was God who would give him the victory. And when the giant rushed him, he didn’t back down, HE RAN TO THE BATTLE LINE TO MEET HIM!

We need to do the same… when we are confronted by obstacles and problems at our moment of destiny; we need to stand reassured that God is with you and with me.