By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: The Conqueror’s Mentality
Text: 1 Samuel 17
Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” (V33)
Familiarity may make family and friends intimidate you. They may never see your worth; their judgements are clouded by the history they have written about you. You know the zeal and the burden you carry. So do not give in to their criticisms, get past them and move to your next level.
Leaders may scorn at you. They may ridicule you, probably based on your age or size. It’s their opinion but never the truth. Their discouragement may as a result of their inability to solve the problem you are trying to. Judging the resources they have and what you have, “it’s a failure for you”, they will conclude. A conqueror should persist even if all odds are against him. Leaders may want to judge based on evidence, but a conqueror sees victory with the eyes of faith. Leaders may conclude based on their own experience and natural appearances, but a conqueror looks within for motivation.
You are the only one who understands and is fully convinced that you can do it. It is easier to fight the intimidation from people who don’t know you than those who do. “What if their assessments are right?”; that may be your predominant thought in that season. That is enough motivation to see you through the journey. Don’t throw in the towel yet; intimidation is just one of the few challenges you will face in your journey to victory.
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