One Giant Leap

8 02 2008

As such a big football fan, I’m more than just a little sad about the end of the season. Even so, after watching the unlikely New York Giants beat the “unbeatable” New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, it made me think of another story with a giant: David and Goliath.

Nobody thought David had a chance to defeat Goliath in the same way everybody expected the Patriots to prevail over the Giants. Evidently the Giants didn’t believe all the negative hype and naysayers predictions. I think the difference maker was confidence. New York believed they could win.

So did the feisty teenager named David. Look at what he said to express his confidence as he approached the giant in 1 Samuel 17:46, 47:

“This day the Lord will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head… All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s.”

The storylines of both David and Goliath, as well as the Giants and the Patriots offer a lesson for the ages: Insurmountable obstacles require a leap of faith. If we will decide to shift our focus from what looks probable to thinking, “All things are possible,” Godly confidence will kick doubt out.

No matter what unbeatable odds we face, as long as we put our confidence in the right place, we can (BE)TTER* than any opposition.  So, where is yours?

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