“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.” Isaiah 41:10
Every one of us has experienced times when we had to face giants. How many dreams have you put on hold or let die because of fear? How many times did you start a project, only to stop it because of other people’s thoughts and opinions? How many times have you let your personal struggles of social intimidation get in the way of those great ideas and opportunities?
We surrender to fear by insecurities, negativity, low self-esteem, uncertainty and doubt. Fear exposes vulnerabilities and weaknesses. It paralyzes our motivation, passions and purpose. When we are overwhelmed with fear, we are at risk of blocking visions, opportunities, destiny, and all the things that God has in store for us.
Whispers of a giant: It’s impossible! You’re not ready. You can’t do this. Your idea is no good. It can’t be done. Somebody else does it better than you. You’re wasting time and energy. You’ll never succeed. You’re too old. You can’t, you can’t, you can’t!
Whispers of God: Yes, you can! Stand strong! You can make it! I’ve got your back! You are not alone! I am with you! Do not fear or be dismayed! Trust in me! Don’t give in, don’t give up, don’t quit! You can, you can, you will!
Fear is a powerful giant, but faith is stronger than fear! God has provided all the resources for us and in us to conquer every giant that lurks in the shadows of our destiny! God is our support source of courage and strength if we call upon His name.
“You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord of hosts” I Sam 17:45
We all know the story of David and the giant. When David faced his giant, he could have been overwhelmed with fear and ran for cover! But he went before the giant in the name of the Lord and the giant was killed. With faith and a sling, David won!
In the name of the Lord God Almighty, we too can slay those giants that seem impossible! You are destined for greatness! One of the most pivotal issues of faith and life is to trust God at His word. The odds might seem impossible, but with courage and faith, all things are possible, and you will WIN!