Goliath had the armies of Israel convinced that they could not take him down. For 40 days, he stood and mocked the God of Israel and belittled His people. He bullied. He bellowed. He beat his chest and proclaimed himself to be mighty. But then… a young boy with confidence in His God took him out with a slingshot and a single rock. Goliath’s 40 days were up and the armies of Israel were victorious.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of Goliath bullying me into submission. I’m tired of the devil telling me that I am not capable enough, brave enough, strong enough, or worthy enough. I’m through with the feeling of not being valuable or important. I’m serving notice on the Goliath in my life that his 40 days are up! I’ve got my ROCK and I know how to use it!
So, here’s what I have to say to you, devil.
If God is for me, then who can be against me? Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world. Christ in me is my hope of glory, and I am continually being shaped and transformed into His image. I am the head, not the tail…above only and not beneath. God knew me from the foundation of the world and formed me in my mother’s womb… He has thoughts and plans for me to give me a future and a hope. His gifts and callings are without repentance, so He has no regret that he has called me to be a prophet to the nations. His grace is sufficient for me and Christ has already led me in triumph, causing me to be more than a conqueror. I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. I have the mind of Christ and the wisdom of God, and goodness and mercy follow after me all the days of my life. I will see my reward in the land of the living because God prospers the work of my hand. He loves me as I am. He has faith in me when I don’t. He believes in me.
Christ is my rock and my salvation… it is this ROCK that silences my enemy.
So, Goliath… your 40 days are up!