By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: The Conqueror’s Mentality
Text: 1 Samuel 17
David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” (V32)
Every conqueror is a risk taker. Actually, everything in life is a risk; there is a chance you may succeed and a chance that you will fail. Conqueror’s would rather attempt and fail than to fail to attempt.
Come to think of it; eating the food you have cooked is a risk: you can be choked and die or you can eat and nothing happens to you. We board cars, aeroplanes, ships and the like, only with the probability of going out and coming back safely. Some people go and die through accidents, but some do come home safely. In fact, everything is a risk. Will we then refuse to eat because there is a risk we may be chocked and die or refuse to travel by cars because there is a chance we may have accidents? David could have died through the encounter with Goliath. He accepted that risk and faced the challenge.
It takes courage to take up risks, knowing perfectly that there is a chance to fail. That is what defines faith; facing the challenge head-on knowing that you are a winner with God. Note this: if you run away from what you fear, what you fear will definitely run after you. Take up the challenge and face it head-on.
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