What Is Your Goliath?

Many people have heard of the David and Goliath story from the Bible. It happened to be last Sunday’s sermon topic at church and I was impressed that it was addressed with a fresh perspective. It was immensely practical, not only looking at how David slayed Goliath, but also relating back to the struggles we face. Everyone has a Goliath or two (or many!) in their lives.

For my entire life, as long as I can remember, I have struggled with a number of areas in which I feel “stuck”. I have tried so many times to change in a more permanent way, only to find that I return to a particular mode of thinking or behaviour when times get stressful or disheartening.

Yesterday I started reading information on strongholds when it came to mind. So much of what I read made sense. Sometimes we cannot change a pattern of thinking or behaviour on our own. It can be helpful to tell someone else that we struggle and also seek the truth about the matter (for myself, I do this via the Bible on major issues). Only when we know the truth can we start to replace the lies that have held us captive and start to make lasting change.

What is your Goliath? It’s important to know that nothing is impossible to change – there is nothing that cannot be overcome by God’s help.

Published by mezruth

I am a wife and a mother of two beautiful and spirited young children, living in Australia. Unashamedly, I am a follower of Christ; He is my daily hope and inspiration. I enjoy dabbling in a range of hobbies ! These include (but aren't limited to) gardening, cooking, making cards, playing piano, singing, writing letters, journalling and walking in nature/ identifying animal species. I find it hard to make time for myself but I'm learning that life is too short and sometimes things must be scheduled in or the days slip away without much change. Family and friends are very important to me and I am happiest when I live my life in community.

2 thoughts on “What Is Your Goliath?

    1. I think I’m similar- I can waste years before I realise, but there’s something quite liberating when I take baby steps to improve things. For example, I’m finally doing something about the post baby stress/ sleep-deprivation eating and I’m taking a good look at the clutter in the house and asking if it is contributing to the “never-have-enough-time” overwhelm. I have been googling NEMO (https://www.health.qld.gov.au/nutrition) that my dietician told me about and Bakers Institute to get some nutrition advice I trust and making some steps to establish better links with friends again.

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