The Strength to Win Battles

David gegen Goliath

David gegen Goliath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We face many battles in life. In a sermon, Pastor Steve at my church said that like in the battle between David and Goliath, there is power in believing. David honored God because He believed that God would help him win the battle. The faith of David made him stronger and once people saw what faith can do, it encouraged them to join in the fight.

David seemed to know who he was and the strengths God gave him. He acted on these strengths and knew the importance of unity of spirit and to surround him with good people. Reading in He had 1 Chronicles 26-27, I noticed that he had people that took care of the things concerning worship of God and that helped him in the execution of his decrees. As king, David was the principal person entrusted with the execution of God’s laws. He was in his fortieth year as king and wanted to make sure that the next generation was prepared for the challenges ahead.

As leaders at work and home, we all have a God given strength that helps us win the battles of daily life. As we face battles like fatigue, sickness, discouragement, failure, and fears, we should use our strength in God to help develop strategies to overcome.

We can’t face our battles without God’s help and His people using their skills working together. I’d like to share this video with you to encourage this thought: Story of Cancer Patient Produces Video.

David was a great leader in History and He had a lot of help. He had people to help protect his kingdom, counseled him in his decision, those that looked after his vineyards, his herds, and his flocks. He even had people whose one job was to tutor his children and prepare them for the battles of life. 

Not everyone is destined to great things like David but greatness in God’s viewpoint is simply doing what He calls you to do. It might not be great things in the viewpoint of the world but if one can do small things in a great way that pleases God, then they are definitely on the path to great things in God’s viewpoint.

Don’t try to hide from yourself but determine to get acquainted with who God made you to be. Your unique personality reflects God’s light in many colors and patterns which will bless His people.


About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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