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.