David, the shepherd boy, rejected worldly armor and protected with spiritual armor approached Goliath, a 9 foot tall warrior. David proclaims his authority and continues toward Goliath.
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. (1 Samuel 17:45-48)
David rushed toward his opponent. He didn’t pause, hesitate, or stand still. David ran quickly to the battle line, sure of himself and the protection of the Lord over him. And without any hesitation, David uses his only weapon, a stone.
- God uses who He calls. In this case a shepherd boy.
- God empowers those He calls with what they need. In this case, a flat stone.
- God uses us best when we remain authentic- true to who we really are. In this case, David rejected worldly armor and walked right up to the giant with a sling and a rock.
Who will you choose to listen to? Will you listen to the voice of your peers, who tell you that you have no authority? Or the voice of leaders, who tell you that you have no protection for what you are about to do? Or the voice of the giant, who laughs at you and taunts you? Or, will you listen to the Voice of Truth, who says “do not be afraid”? Choose to listen and believe the Voice of Truth and boldly approach your giant.