Quick Thought: We Don’t Have To Kill Goliath

David didn’t kill Goliath. He just had the courage to trust and obey.

What God’s asking us to do may seem daunting. We may think we’re completely incapable of doing it, and we’re probably right. But the good news is, we don’t have to.

Moses couldn’t part the Red Sea if he had a million men and a degree in Marine Engineering from the Egyptian Naval Academy. He just needed to trust God enough to do the ridiculous.

Ditto Noah. And Abraham. And Joshua.

Think about what Jesus told the disabled man by the pool of Bethesda to do:

“Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.”
– John 5:8-9

This was a guy who hadn’t walked in almost 4 decades! He must’ve thought Jesus was CRAZY.

Get up and walk? Seriously? Been sitting here for 38 years, I’m pretty sure I’ve given that one a try already.

Even if Jesus’ words gave the man a flash of hope inside and he actually wanted to try, it would’ve been easy to talk himself out of it. Fear of failure, disappointment or looking ridiculous if he tried and fell back down would all be understandable.

How many of us in that situation would’ve written off what Jesus said as simply undoable? Impossible. Nuts.

How many of us are doing just that with what God’s asking us to do right now?

Remember, it’s not about what WE can do. We just have to be available and willing to trust and obey. God’ll take care of the impossible and improbable.

Go. Do.

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