By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: The Conquerors Mentality
Text: 1 Samuel 17
He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him. He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!”
Every challenge comes with its own threats. Apart from overcoming the threats from the peers, leaders, recognising opportunities, being reading to take the risk and knowing yourself, one also needs to overcome the threats of the challenge.
Dealing with the people who are not directly related to the challenge is not as difficult as the risks of the challenge itself. For the sake of your dignity or probably ego, you can stand still and defy all odds to get to the challenge. However, in handling the threats of the challenge, you need to be deeply convinced you are up to the task. The final threat that David had to face was that of the challenge, Goliath. Goliath mocked and yelled at David as he drew closer and sneered in contempt at the ruddy-faced boy.
The threats will come. Nothing worthwhile is gotten on the silver platter. It will come with its pain that needs to be overcome. If you mean serious business, then be ready to deal with the Goliath you have worked yourself out to conquer.
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