David was the youngest of seven sons born into a prestigious family. He was perceived to be the weakest son and therefore treated as an outsider. David’s family sent him to herd sheep in the pastures with hopes a wild animal would kill him. They wanted to relieve themselves of the disgrace that came with his presence. A disgrace so deep that he wasn’t even allowed to eat with his family; he was placed in a corner to eat by himself every night. Can you imagine David’s agony? Can you imagine how unworthy he must have felt? Families are the people who are supposed to encourage and protect you, right? There would have been no surprise if David had given up on ever becoming anything except what his family expected him to be, nothing. Amidst the negativity, David found self-confidence. He refused to buy into the negative illusion his family had created for his life. He understood that if he was going to rise above the illusion, he had to genuinely believe that he could. He had to fight through the pains of being rejected and humiliated by the same people who were supposed to love and protect him. David had to believe that he was greater than his environment and that none of what was going on around him was permanent. He finally realized that he could change everything by focusing on the power that he’d harnessed inside of him. So, David went on to become King. David became the owner of the land he once was required to herd sheep on. You may have heard of the bible story, David and Goliath. In the story, he was up against a previously undefeated giant (Goliath) and killed him with a slingshot; imagine that! In the story, Goliath represents our greatest fears. Everything we come up against in our lives that we feel will defeat us or that we cannot handle. Goliath represents heartbreak, insecurities, pain and feelings of unworthiness. You are bigger than your Goliath(s).
David was courageous enough to believe that he could kill a giant like Goliath then go on to be King of the land he once herd sheep on. So, you also have the power to be a giant killer; no matter your circumstances. No matter what family you were born into and no matter what people think about you; your thoughts are the only ones that count. You were built to win!
So, let me ask you what Goliath are you facing today?
As you are reading this article remember that there is a purpose to your life. I do not believe in accidents. Today is a gift because someone somewhere did not wake up today. You were kept one more day, on purpose and for a purpose. You are built to win! You are bigger than any Goliath you will ever face. You may think you are too small to take him on but there lives a giant killer inside of you.
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