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.