1 Samuel 17:48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
I am currently reading a novel with my literature students called “ Breath, Eyes, Memory” by Edwidge Danticat and it chronicles the experiences of four females who represent different generations. One of the characters, Martine, had a traumatic experience that has plagued her for years. She did not deal with the issue because it was too painful. But every single night she has a recurring nightmare. The issue consumed her entire life and she eventually committed suicide. One of the lessons we learnt from Martine is that one will not truly be free unless he or she confronts the issues instead of running away from them.
You can only conquer what you confront. It is pointless to shy away from the problem or obstacle that is preventing you from having the success you desire. If you do it will never go away. The only way to conquer your giant is to run towards it. For 40 days the children of Israel kept their distance from Goliath because of fear. During that time nothing was accomplished. When David came on the scene he took on a different approach: he ran towards Goliath, and the giant was slain. All problems and obstacles that you now face can be likened to Goliath. The only way to win is to go on the attack; with your faith in God the giants will fall.
Life Application: Devise 3 strategies to overcome the main obstacle to your success.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I must admit that there are things in my life that I have swept under the rug because it is difficult to deal with. Help me to confront these issues instead of running away. Help me to get the necessary help that is required to truly confront some of my deepest, darkest experiences. In Jesus name, amen.