By Kwaku Peprah Adjei

Theme: The Conqueror’s Mentality.

Text: 1 Samuel 17

When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.” “Now what have I done?” said David. “Can’t I even speak?” (V28-29)


We all have friends and peers. They may have known your beginning and incline their decisions based on what they knew about you. The conqueror, therefore, has to overcome the intimidation from peers.  

Eliab, David’s oldest brother, knew that David had been anointed and skilled at war (16:18). He may also have known that David would probably have left the sheep with another shepherd. David was in service to Saul so he may have left the sheep mostly with another shepherd (16:19-21). Instead of finding out why his brother was so interested, he started intimidating him. He tagged him as proud and deceitful. He wanted him to return to his few sheep (V28).

Nobody can perceive your vision as clearly as you can see it. Even if you communicate it clearly, they may not have the same passion that you have. Therefore, your peers may keep judging your vision and passion with your past. It leaves them with no option than to ridicule you and discourage you from pursuing your vision. To conquer, you need to fight their intimidation.

StandOut Ministry International.

Published by Kwaku P. Adjei

A writer whose aim is to raise leaders by touching their spirits with the truth to transform their souls.

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