Tuesday, July 11, 2017

David and Goliath insurmountable odds!

The Philistine army had gathered for war against their rivals Israel. The two armies locked in battle faced off.  Camped for battle for forty days and nights a great giant named Goliath measuring over nine feet tall and wearing full armor, came out each day harassing and spreading fear into the Israelites urging them to fight.

On the other side stood a rather small meek young man named David, the youngest son, of his family and a teenager.  Having heard the threats of Goliath, David responded, to the challenge.  Turning down offers from his king he dressed in his simple tunic, carrying his shepherd's staff, sling shot and a pouch full of stones, David approached Goliath. The giant cursed at him, hurling threats and insults and trying to intimidate him, but David spoke, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty.” 

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As Goliath moved in for the kill, David reached into his bag and shot a stone at Goliath's head. Finding a weakness in the armor, the stone sank into the giant's forehead defeating him.  David was the victor and it was truly a show of someone overcoming insurmountable odds at any cost.  David is a prime example of the put your mind to it and you will achieve attitude. He didn’t let fear and self-doubt cripple him.  He just stayed focused and believed in himself.  On this day he was a true warrior. 

Comparing this story to the martial arts

• David's faith caused him to look at the giant from a different perspective. Goliath was merely a mortal man defying an all-powerful God. If we look at giant problems and impossible situations and overcome them we will become champions. 
• When the giant criticized, insulted and threatened, David didn't stop or even waiver. Everyone else cowered in fear, but David ran to the battle.

Questions for Reflection:

Are you facing a giant problem or impossible situation? Take some time to look at your situation and refocus. If you see the situation from a more focused point of view will you excel?

Do you need to take courageous action in the face of insults and fearful circumstances?

What will you do next time you face a challenging situation? 

Just something to ponder..........................  

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