By Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: The Conqueror’s Mentality
Text: 1 Samuel 17
45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”
The journey gets no easier. Turbulence is the sign that you are flying higher. The more you get involved in the challenge, the more challenging it becomes. But do you just throw in the towel and affirm the intimidations from your peers and leaders?
When David faced the challenge, he had to overcome the threats. To overcome the threats of the challenge:
- Know whose you are. You belong to God. (V 45-46).
- Know the word of God.
- Create your own environment through positive confessions (V46)
- Check your motivation. To whom do you want the victory to go to. If you give the glory to God, then you are assured of victory (v47).
There is no limit to what God can do through you. The battle is yours to fight and God’s to give the victory. In the moments that God had to fight for the Israelites, He made them assemble and prepare men for war. Face the challenge and you will win through perseverance.
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