DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE GOD’S WAY LIKE “DAVID AND GOLIATH” IN THE BIBLE

David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.”

1 Samuel 17:37 KJV

Are you facing a giant problem or impossible situation? Stop for a minute and refocus. Can you see the situation more clearly from God‘s vantage point? This is what David faced, a giant bully, and when the giant criticized, insulted and threatened, David didn’t stop or even waver. Everyone else cowered in fear, but David ran to the battle. He knew that action needed to be taken. David did the right thing in spite of discouraging insults and fearful threats. Only God’s opinion mattered to David. David’s faith in God caused him to look at the giant from a different perspective. Goliath was merely a mortal man defying an all-powerful God. David looked at the battle from God’s point of view. If we look at giant problems and impossible situations from God’s perspective, we realize that God will fight for us and with us. When we put things in proper perspective, we see more clearly and we can fight more effectively. David chose not to wear the King’s armor because it felt cumbersome and unfamiliar. David was comfortable with his simple slingshot, a weapon he was skilled at using. God will use the unique skills he’s already placed in your hands, so don’t worry about “wearing the King’s armor.” Just be yourself and use the familiar gifts and talents God has given you. He will work miracles through you. The bible says, “And Saul armed David with his armor, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail. And David girded his sword upon his armor, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him. And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:38-40 KJV  As Goliath moved in for the kill, David reached into his bag and slung one of his stones at Goliath’s head. Finding a hole in the armor, the stone hit the giant’s forehead and he fell face down on the ground.  The bible says, “And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him;” 1 Samuel 17:49-50 KJV  Dealing with difficult people not only tests our faith in God, but it also puts our witness on display. Bullies can be found in the workplace, at home, and in schools, and they usually frighten us with their physical strength, authority, or some other advantage. While we should not respond to bullies by hitting them in the head with a rock, we should remember that our strength is not in ourselves, but in the God who loves us. This can give us confidence to endure when our own resources are low. Fighting a bully is not always the right course of action. The bible says, “The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee. As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.” 1 Samuel 24:12-13 KJV  Everyday we come across situations which seems impossible to overcome. Are you ready to take down the giants you meet in your life?  We all face giants in our lives, worry, doubt, fear, sin, and guilt. But with limited and unlikely resources and unswerving confidence in our all-powerful God, we too can triumph over them. So why not put your Trust and Faith in Jesus Christ today, because He is the one that died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins so you could have the free gift of eternal life. Amen

By: Jeff Ellinger

 

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2 Responses to DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE GOD’S WAY LIKE “DAVID AND GOLIATH” IN THE BIBLE

  1. Doreen gabie says:

    Its such a miraculous word amazingly my pastor has preached about it today en been muc frustrated but am very fine now after hearing that

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