Goliath must Die

Posted: December 20, 2011 in Faith
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I love the following story, it really represents how we as humans should attack problems.  Bill Lewis did a great post about this, I think everyone should read it.

I’m sure everyone has heard the story of David and Goliath.  I Samuel 17 tells the story of a small shepherd boy who defied a giant and TOOK HIM DOWN.  The Philistine army and the Israelites were facing each other ready for battle.  They were positioned in a valley and had their backs to the steep slopes behind them.  The Philistine army had the advantage because they had a big whopper of a guy named Goliath who was over 9 feet tall.  The giant would come out everyday and taunt the Israeli army to come and fight.  This went on for 40 days.  Neither side would attack because it would put them at a disadvantage based on where the armies were positioned.  One day David comes to the battle field to check on his brothers.  He sees what this giant is doing and is outraged.  David  decides to go out and kill the giant with a slingshot and a bag of rocks.  David was not qualified to fight anyone, let alone a giant.  He was a teenager and not trained as a soldier but he had the most powerful weapon on his side,  FAITH.  He took his stones and slingshot, ran to the battle field and slew the giant Goliath.

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I know in my life I have always shied away from attacking a goliath in hopes that it would go away by itself.  Never does though.  I know some people do this in their marriage, finances, faith, or any of the other 8 F’s.

The one that makes me laugh is when I think back to how we handled our finances, we would do a budget only when things were BAD.  Otherwise we would spend it like we had it.

I hope you chose to slay your Goliath and move on, not just pretend its not there.

Steve Morgan

Comments
  1. JB and Carrie Thompson says:

    Steve,

    Thank you for the insight on Goliaths. I appreciate your leadership and dedication.

    JB

  2. Jim Sweezer says:

    Steve,
    Thanks for repeating those words of wisdom. Most of us know them, but all of us need to practice them. I know for a fact that things would have a drastic turn around for so many including myself if we were to kill our Goliath so we could move on. David had his faith, whats our problem. I feel that this is truly the best time to make an impact with all the leadership materials available to us, we just need to plug in. We owe a TON to Orrin and Chris for being courageous to start this journey for all of us many years ago.
    Thanks to you and Beth as well.
    Jim Sweezer

  3. Laurie Tallio says:

    My favorite line from the Bill Lewis article is “he had the most powerful weapon on his side, FAITH”. Mediocrity and not slaying various Goliaths is NOT okay with me …. but sometimes it takes a long time to pick up the stone!!! Each of the 8 Fs comes with its own challenges, but we have in our hands the right information to tackle them all with persistence, consistency, and FAITH.

  4. Dee and Kari Williams says:

    This is a great blog from Bill. I want to thank you for re posting this blog as well Steve. We know that if you focus on Faith the other 7 F’s will come. We all fall short in some areas the question is are you willing to change to make a change in your life? Face the Goliath and he will fall! Thank You again Steve.

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